Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
Plasma Spacecraft Interactions
Space Vehicles Directorate, RV/Space and Planetary Sciences
||Kirtland Air Force Base, NM 871175776
|Cooke, David L.
We conduct studies of spacecraft-space plasma interactions and space plasma physics that include theory, space and laboratory experiments, data analysis, and computer modeling. Possible research topics include momentum coupling in magnetized plasmas; critical velocity ionization phenomenon; ionization and discharge processes; neutral and ionized gas interactions with ambient medium, high-voltage systems; and natural and induced spacecraft charging. We maintain facilities for computing and scientific visualization, supercomputer access, and multiple vacuum chambers with space plasma simulation capability.
Spacecraft atmospheres; Space plasmas; Ions and ionization processes;
Open to U.S. citizens
Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants