Luca Chiabò

  • Nationality: Italian
  • Funding entity: PIPF UC3M

PhD Thesis

Emissive Langmuir Probe Theory with Application to Low Work Function Electrodynamic Tethers


Gonzalo Sanchez-Arriaga (UC3M)


Focus of the research is modelling the interaction between Langmuir/emissive probes and the plasma environment. The main goal is to extend the Orbital Motion Theory (OMT) to tape geometries, which are favourable for Low Work-function Tethers (LWTs) applications for deorbiting satellites at the end of life.

Project participation

E.T.PACK – Electrodynamic Tether Technology for Passive Consumable-less Deorbit Kit.

H2020 FET Open. Grant number: 828902

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