In a world increasingly facing new challenges at the forefront of plasma scientific research and technological innovation, CNR and ISTP pledge progress and achieve an impact in the integration of research into societal practices and policy

Aerospace Plasmas

The investigation of plasma applications for propulsion technologies can open towards new frontiers in the exploitation of universe and in the exploration of new planet space vehicle entry conditions.

At the same time, aerospace industry will demand for highly innovative plasma technologies..

In ISTP, numerical codes implementing kinetic, PIC, DSMC and fluid dynamic approaches, including advanced state-to-state chemical-physical models, are used for the investigation of plasmas of interest for aerospace applications, with particular attention to the simulation of non-equilibrium conditions in planetary entry conditions and plasma propulsion systems.