Recent advances in plasma modeling for space applications

  title={Recent advances in plasma modeling for space applications},
  author={Bhuvana Srinivasan and Wayne A. Scales and Petr Caga{\vs} and Colin Glesner},
ABSTRACTThis paper presents a brief overview of the application of advanced plasma modeling techniques to several space science and engineering problems currently of significant interest. Recent advances in both kinetic and fluid modeling provide the ability to study a wide variety of problems that may be important to space plasmas including spacecraft–environment interactions, plasma–material interactions for propulsion systems such as Hall thrusters, ionospheric plasma instabilities, plasma… CONTINUE READING