Applied Physics Technology Corp. APT is
providing direct emission cathode technology to this project,
including cerium and lanthanum hexaboride cathodes.
Semicon Corp. is providing miniature hollow
cathode technology to be evaluated for use in miniature ion
Caltech is providing student support.
Richard Wirz is a third year graduate student performing
thesis project on the MiXI ion thruster. Mike Gale received
his Masters at Caltech and is performing data aquisition
and test facility upgrades on the MiXI project. (http://www.caltech.edu)