PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

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Ionization and Current Sheet Formation in Inductive Pulsed Plasma Thrusters

J. M. Little, G. McCulloh, and C. Marsh

Journal of Applied Physics, 132, 093301, 2022.

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Performance Analysis of an Electron Cyclotron Resonance Thruster with Various Propellants

A. J. Sheppard and J. M. Little

AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, 2022

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Operation and Performance of a PPU for Inductive Pulsed Plasma Thruster Operating at High Repetition Rates

C. L. Promislow and J. M. Little

IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 50 (9), 3065-3076, 2022.

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Experimental investigation of high velocity neutral flow interaction with a magnetized plasma

C. L. Kelly, P. Thoreau, and J. M. Little

Plasma Sources Science and Technology, 31, 065004, 2022.

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Influence of Field Topology on Magnetically Shielded Hall Thruster Plume Divergence

P. Thoreau and J. M. Little

IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings, 2022.

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Performance and Design Scaling of Magnetoshells for Outer Planet Drag-Modulated Plasma Aerocapture

C. L. Kelly and J. M. Little

IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings, 2021.

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Neutral flow interaction with a magnetic dipole plasma. I. Theory and Scaling

J. M. Little and C. L. Kelly

Physics of Plasmas, 27, 113512. 2020.

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Neutral flow interaction with a magnetic dipole plasma. II. Global Model

C. L. Kelly and J. M. Little

Physics of Plasmas, 27, 113511. 2020.

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State-of-the-Art and Advancement Paths for Inductive Pulsed Plasma Thrusters

K. Polzin, A. Martin, J. M. Little, C. Promislow, B. Jorns, and J. Woods

Aerospace 7(8):105, 2020.

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Scaling laws for electrodeless plasma propulsion with water vapor propellant

A. J. Sheppard and J. M. Little

Plasma Sources Science and Technology, 29, 045007, 2020.

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Electron Demagnetization in a Magnetically Expanding Plasma

J. M. Little and E. Y. Choueiri

Physical Review Letters, 123, 145001, 2019.

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Energy and Mass Utilization During Drag-Modulated Plasma Aerocapture

C.L. Kelly and J. M. Little

IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings, 2019.

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Electron Cooling in a Magnetically Expanding Plasma Plasma

J. M. Little and E. Y. Choueiri

Physical Review Letters, 117, 225003, 2016.

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Critical Condition for Plasma Confinement in the Source of Magnetic Nozzle Flows

J. M. Little and E. Y. Choueiri

IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science: Special Issue on Plasma Propulsion, PP, 99, 2015.

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Propulsive Performance of a Finite-Temperature Plasma Flow in a Magnetic Nozzle with Applied Azimuthal Current

L. Ferrario, J. M. Little and E. Y. Choueiri

Physics of Plasmas, 21, 113507. 2014.

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Thrust and Efficiency Model for Electron-Driven Magnetic Nozzles

J. M. Little and E. Y. Choueiri

Physics of Plasmas, 20, 103501. 2013.

CONFERENCE PAPERS

P. Thoreau and J. M. Little, "Influence of Field Topology on Magnetically Shielded Hall Thruster Performance." 37th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Boston, MA, IEPC Paper 2022-329. 2022.

A. R. Sharma, C. L. Promislow, and J. M. Little, "Study of Spokes in Crossed-Field Discharge of an Inductive Pulsed Plasma Thruster using Image Analysis." 37th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Boston, MA, IEPC Paper 2022-559. 2022.

 

G. I. McCulloh, C. L. Promislow, C. W. Marsh, and J. M. Little, "Modeling and Testing a Compact Planar Inductive Pulsed Plasma Thruster in Finite Neutral Backfill." 37th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Boston, MA, IEPC Paper 2022-563. 2022.

 

A. J. Sheppard and J. M. Little, "Performance Analysis of an Electron Cyclotron Resonance Thruster with Various Propellants." Proceedings of AIAA Propulsion and Energy 2021 Forum, Virtual Event, AIAA Paper. No. 2021-3375. 2021.

 

A. J. Sheppard and J. M. Little, "Theoretical Scaling Laws for Water-Vapor Propellant Thrusters." 36th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Vienna, Austria, IEPC Paper 2019-420. 2019.

P. Thoreau and J. M. Little, "Development of the SPACE Lab Thrust Stand for Millinewton Thrust Measurements."​ 36th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Vienna, Austria, IEPC Paper 2019-715. 2019.

C. L. Kelly and J. M. Little, "Performance Scaling and Mission Applications of Drag-Modulated Plasma Aerocapture." 36th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Vienna, Austria, IEPC Paper 2019-202. 2019.

J. M. Little, "Low-Field Mode Transitions in a Spiral-Antenna Helicon Thruster." 36th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Vienna, Austria, IEPC Paper 2019-848. 2019.

C. L. Kelly and A. Shimazu, "Revolutionizing Orbit Insertion with Magnetoshell Aerocapture." 35th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Atlanta, GA, IEPC Paper 2017-600. 2017.

C. L. Promislow, A. J. Sheppard, and J. M. Little, "Time-resolved electron beam fluorescence for measuring neutral particles in EP plasmas." 35th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Atlanta, GA, IEPC Paper 2017-30. 2017.

S. Hepner, T. Collard, J. M. Little, and B. Jorns, "Low-frequency plasma oscillations in the plume of a low temperature magnetic nozzle." 35th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Atlanta, GA, IEPC Paper 2017-515. 2017.

 

J. M. Little, at al., "Scaling of FRC Thrusters with Neutral Entrainment." Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force (JANNAF) meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 2016.

 

J. M. Little and E. Y. Choueiri, "Influence of the Applied Magnetic Field Strength on Flow Collimation in Magnetic Nozzles." Proceedings of 50th Joint Propulsion Conference, Cleveland, OH, AIAA Paper. No. 2014-3912. 2014.

 

L. Ferrario, J. M. Little and E. Y. Choueiri, "Experimental Verification of Plasma Focusing by Azimuthal Current in a Magnetic Nozzle." Proceedings of 50th Joint Propulsion Conference, Cleveland, OH, AIAA Paper. No. 2014-4026. 2014.

 

J.M. Little and E. Y. Choueiri, "Plasma Transport in a Converging Magnetic Field with Applications to Helicon Plasma Thrusters." 33rd International Electric Propulsion Conference, Washington, DC, IEPC Paper 2013-125. 2013.

 

J. M. Little and E. Y. Choueiri, "Electric Propulsion System Scaling for Asteroid Capture-and-Return Missions." Proceedings of 49th Joint Propulsion Conference, San Jose, CA, AIAA Paper. No. 2013-4125. 2013.

 

J. M. Little and E. Y. Choueiri, "An Analytical Model for the Flow of Collisionless Plasma along Magnetic Fields." Proceedings of 48th Joint Propulsion Conference, Atlanta, GA, AIAA Paper. No. 2012-3842. 2012.

 

J. M. Little and E. Y. Choueiri, "Similarity Parameter Evolution within a Magnetic Nozzle with Applications to Laboratory Plasmas." 32nd International Electric Propulsion Conference, Wiesbaden, Germany, IEPC Paper 2011-229. 2011.

 

J. M. Little and E. Y. Choueiri, "Plasma Detachment and Momentum Transfer in Magnetic Nozzles." Proceedings of 47th Joint Propulsion Conference, San Diego, CA, AIAA Paper. No. 2011-6001. 2011.

 

J. M. Little and E. Y. Choueiri, "The Influence of Induced Currents on Magnetic Nozzle Acceleration and Plasma Detachment." Proceedings of 46th Joint Propulsion Conference, Nashville, TN, AIAA Paper. No. 2010-6615. 2010.

 

J. M. Little and E. Y. Choueiri, "Divergence of a Propulsive Plasma Flow Expanding through a Magnetic Nozzle." 31st International Electric Propulsion Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, IEPC Paper 2009-260. 2009.

BOOKS

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Circuit Modeling of Inductively-Coupled Pulsed Accelerators

K. A. Polzin, A. Hallock, K. Sankaran, and J. M. Little

CRC Press, 2022. ISBN 9780367349004.