The EPPDyL is at the forefront of electric propulsion. Multiple projects are currently active:
Lorentz Force Accelerators (LFA) - applied-field magnetoplasmadynamics (MPD) thrusters using lithium or argon as propellant.
High-Current Hollow Cathode Development - exploration of novel concepts for next-generation hollow cathodes.
Direct Wave Drive Thruster (DWDT) - an innovative concept for electrodeless plasma acceleration.
Characterization of Dispersion Relations - studies of plasma waves and instabilities.