Mehmet Serhan Yildiz, Ph.D. Student
Serhan is investigating the concept of microwave electrothermal thruster
. Serhan built a prototype microwave electrothermal thruster and has carried out preliminary
Serhan's work has both numerical and experimental parts. Serhan has begun his research in May of 2013. However, he began studying the topic of space propulsion in February 2013.
Serhan has contributed to the following publications:
Yildiz, M.S.; Celik, M. "Numerical Investigation of the Electric Field Distribution
and the Power Deposition in the Resonant Cavity of a Microwave Electrothermal Thruster",
AIP Advances, Volume: 7, Issue: 4, 045021, April 2017
Yildiz, M.S.; Celik, M. "Global Energy Transfer Model of a Microwave Electrothermal Thruster Operating with Helium Propellant at 2.45 GHz Frequency",
IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Volume: 45, Issue: 8, pp.2314-2322, August 2017
Yildiz, M.S., Kokal, U. and Celik, M., “Preliminary Thrust Measurement Results of the
BUSTLab Microwave Electrothermal Thruster,"
53rd Joint Propulsion Conference, Atlanta, GA, July 2017, also AIAA-2017-4725.
Yildiz, M.S. and Celik, M., “Experimental Performance Analysis of the BUSTLab
Microwave Electrothermal Thruster,"
52nd Joint Propulsion Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, July 2016, also AIAA-2016-4949.
Yildiz, M.S. and Celik, M., “Evaluation of Plasma Properties in a Microwave
Electrothermal Thruster Resonant Cavity Using Two Fluid Global Model,"
51st Joint Propulsion Conference, Orlando, FL, July 2015, also AIAA-2015-3926.
Yildiz, M.S. and Celik, M., "Global Energy Transfer Model of Microwave Induced
Plasma in a Microwave Electrothermal Thruster
Resonant Cavity," 34th International Electric Propulsion Conference, 2015, also IEPC-2015-266
Yildiz, M.S.; Unal, A.N.,: Ozkan, O.,; Koc, I. and Celik, M., "Electrothermal Propulsion System Selection for
Communication Satellite NSSK Maneuver Using
Multi Criteria Decision Making Method," 7th International Conference on
Recent Advances in Space Technologies (RAST), vol., no., pp.511,516, 16-19 June 2015.
Yildiz, M. S., Unaldi, N. and Celik, M., “Geometry Optimization of a 2.45 GHz Microwave
Electrothermal Thruster Resonant Cavity,”
Space Propulsion Conference, Cologne, Germany, May, 2014, SP2014 2980822
Yildiz, M.S., “Mikrodalga Elektrotermal Itki Sistemi Tasarimi, Üretimi ve Performans Analizi,"
Ph.D. Thesis, HUTEN, Turkish Air Force Academy, Istanbul, Turkey, November 2016.