Aaron Knoll is a senior lecturer in the field of plasma propulsion for spacecraft within the Department of Aeronautics at Imperial College London. Aaron received his Bachelors of Aerospace Engineering (2003) and a Masters of Applied Science in Aerospace (2005) from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. During his undergraduate education he performed an internship with the Canadian Space Agency as part of the Software and Ground Segment from 2001 – 2002. Aaron received his Ph.D. (2010) from Stanford University, where he was involved with the research of instability driven electron transport within Hall Effect Thrusters. The focus of Aaron’s research at Imperial is toward the development of novel low power plasma propulsion technologies for small spacecraft.
Schwertheim A, Knoll A, 2021, Experimental investigation of a water electrolysis Hall effect thruster, Acta Astronautica, ISSN:0094-5765
et al., EXPERIMENTAL CHARACTERISATION OF THE NOVEL HALO PLASMA THRUSTER FOR SMALL SATELLITE APPLICATIONS, SPACE PROPULSION 2020+1
et al., ICE: A MODULAR WATER ELECTROLYSIS PROPULSION SYSTEM, SPACE PROPULSION CONFERENCE 2020+1
Schwertheim A, Knoll A, PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISATION OF THE WATER ELECTROLYSIS HALL EFFECT THRUSTER (WET-HET) USING DIRECT THRUST MEASUREMENTS, SPACE PROPULSION 2020+1
Muir C, Ma C, Knoll A, The design, fabrication and test progress summary of the iridium catalysed electrolysis thruster, Space Propulsion 2020+1