• Characterization of a piezoelectric transformer plasma source 

    Hutsel, Brian T. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    The piezoelectric transformer plasma source (PTPS) is a compact RF driven plasma source developed for near-space and microspacecraft propulsion. The PTPS uses the mass transfer of emitted charged particles from the plasma ...
  • Runtime and jitter of a laser triggered gas switch 

    Hutsel, Brian T. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    The University of Missouri has studied parameters affecting the runtime and jitter of a laser triggered gas switch. Experiments tested a variety of switch parameters including percentage of self-break and charge voltage. ...