Research projects

Below is a list of recent research projects in which I participate or have participated:

2017–2020
MINOTOR, MagnetIc NOzzle thruster with elecTron cyclOtron Resonance, supported by the H2020 Programme (European Commission). Grant number: 730028. Principal Investigator: Mario Merino. Project Manager: ONERA (France).
2017–2019
PE3, Propulsores Electromagnéticos para la Exploración Espacial, supported by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, National I+D plan, Spanish Government. Grant number: ESP2016-75887-P. Principal Investigators: Eduardo Ahedo, Pablo Fajardo.
2016–2020
CHEOPS, Consortium for Hall Effect Orbital Propulsion System, supported by the H2020 Programme (European Commission). Grant number: 730135. Principal Investigator: Eduardo Ahedo. Project Manager: SAFRAN-Snecma (France).
2016–2018
Technological prospective in the aerospace field, supported by ISDEFE S.A. (specific framework contract). Principal Investigator: Pablo Fajardo.
2016–2017
Model and experimental validation of spacecraft thruster interactions for electric propulsion thrusters plume, supported by ESA. Contract number: 4000116180/15/NL/PS. Principal Investigator: Eduardo Ahedo. Project Manager: Airbus Defense and Space (France).
2016
Experimental campaign for the characterization and optimization of the HPT-05 Helicon Plasma Thruster prototype, supported by SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas. Principal Investigator: Pablo Fajardo.
2015–2016
Design and manufacturing of a Langmuir Probe for the use in RF Generated Plasmas, supported by ESA. Contract number: 5001017118. Principal Investigator: Mario Merino. Project Manager: SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas.
2013–2015
Cámara de Ensayo de Propulsión Eléctrica, supported by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, National program for scientific infrastructure and equipment, Spanish Government. Grant number: UNC313-4E-1552. Principal Investigators: Eduardo Ahedo, Pablo Fajardo.
2013–2016
Propulsión Espacial por Plasma: Simulación y Experimentación, supported by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, National I+D plan, Spanish Government. Grant number: ESP2013-41052-P Principal Investigators: Eduardo Ahedo, Pablo Fajardo.
2013–2016
LEOSWEEP, improving Low Earth Orbit Security with Enhanced Electric Propulsion, supported by the European 7th Framework Programme (European Commission). Grant number: 607457. Principal Investigator: Eduardo Ahedo. Project Manager: SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas.
2013–2015
HPT, Helicon Plasma Thrusters for Space Missions, supported by ESA. Contract number: 4000107292/12/NL/CO. Principal Investigator: Eduardo Ahedo. Project Manager: SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas.
2013–2014
IBSIOD, Ion Beam Shepherd In-Orbit Demonstrator, supported by ESA. Contract number: 4000109292/13/NL/MV. Principal Investigator: Eduardo Ahedo. Project Manager: DEIMOS SPACE.
2012–2013
Plasma detachment mechanisms in propulsive magnetic nozzles, supported by the EOARD, USAF. Contract number: FA8655-12-1-2043. Principal Investigator: Eduardo Ahedo.
2010–2011
Magnetic nozzles for plasma thrusters: acceleration, thrust, and detachment mechanisms, supported by the EOARD, USAF. Contract number: FA8655-10-1-3085. Principal Investigator: Eduardo Ahedo.
2010–2011
Ion Beam Shepherd for Contactless Debris Removal, supported by ESA. Contract number: 4000101447/10/NL/CBi. Principal Investigator: Claudio Bombardelli.
2010–2013
Propulsión Espacial por Plasma, supported by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, National I+D plan, Spanish Government. Grant number: AYA2010-16699. Principal Investigator: Eduardo Ahedo.
2008–2010
HPH.com, Helicon Plasma Hydrazyne COmbined Micro, supported by the European 7th Framework Programme (European Commission). Grant number: 218862. Principal Investigator: Eduardo Ahedo. Project Manager: Università degli Studi di Padova (Italy).