• The ferroelectric plasma thruster 

    Kemp, Mark A., 1980- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Micropropulsion is an enabling technology for microspacecraft. As requirements for microspacecraft missions become more demanding, so do the requirements for micropropulsion. Therefore, existing technologies require ...
  • Simulation and experimental study of the multichanneling rimfire gas switch 

    Kemp, Mark A., 1980- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2005)
    Since 1985, the Rimfire switch has been used extensively in accelerators at Sandia National Laboratories. Demands for increased future accelerator performance require improvements to the Rimfire switch. This thesis is both ...