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Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

Plasma Spacecraft Interactions

Location

Space Vehicles Directorate, RV/Space and Planetary Sciences

RO# Location
13.40.01.B0183 Kirtland Air Force Base, NM 871175776

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Cooke, David L. david.cooke@us.af.mil 505.846.6150

Description

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.

 

Keywords:
Spacecraft atmospheres; Space plasmas; Ions and ionization processes;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$76,542.00 $4,000.00

$3,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Engineering & Computer Science

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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