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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 thrusters.

Caltech is providing student support. Richard Wirz is a third year graduate student performing his Ph.D. thesis project on the MiXI ion thruster. Mike Gale received his Masters at Caltech and is performing data aquisition system and test facility upgrades on the MiXI project. (








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