Software Design Document for Open Source Ion Thruster Simulation and Control

Participation details: Anytime, anywhere, project has a target schedule


Applied Ion Systems ( is an ongoing open source research and development effort into low-cost propulsion systems for CubeSats.

This project addresses immediate software programming needs in simulation, visualization, and control of Applied Ion Systems designs. One area of work will be ion beam simulation to optimize particle trajectories for ion thrusters. The opportunity will be tailored to fit the interests and abilities of the volunteer.

Open Research Institute commits to enable and support volunteers that want to contribute towards the success of this project.
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