Dan Getty

Dan Getty
dgetty 'at' mit.edu
Degrees Pursued: Masters
Research Interests: Characterization of Electrospray Emission

Research Summary:

I'm currently testing several new high conductivity ionic liquids to be used as fuel in our electrospray thrusters. These ionic liquids allow for higher currents, and therefore higher thrust from our electrospray systems. These new fuels are being tested to determine their current vs. voltage response, as well as to gain information about the angular, energy, and mass distributions of the emitted beam. Using this data, we can calculate thrust, specific impulse, and total efficiency.