Our research group strives to provide all our members, regardless of graduate level, with opportunities to publish their work on interstellar flight topics. All of our publications are listed here and available for download.

Journal Articles

Savu, Dan-Cornelius and Andrew Higgins. "Structural Stability of a Lightsail for Laser-Driven Interstellar Flight." Acta Astronautica (Dec 2022). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2022.09.003.

Larrouturou, Mathias, Andrew Higgins and Jeffrey Greason. "Dynamic soaring as a means to exceed the solar wind speed." Frontiers in Space Technologies (Nov 2022). https://doi.org/10.3389/frspt.2022.1017442.

Greason, Jeffrey, Dmytro Yakymenko, Mathias Larrouturou and Andrew Higgins. "Wind–pellet shear sailing." Acta Astronautica (Apr 2022). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2022.04.021.

Duplay, Emmanuel, Zhuo Fan Bao, Sebastian Rodriguez Rosero, Arnab Sinha and Andrew Higgins. "Design of a rapid-transit to Mars mission using laser-thermal propulsion." Acta Astronautica (Mar 2022). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2021.11.032.

Higgins, Andrew. "Experimental Simulation of Dust Impacts at Starflight Velocities." Journal of the British Interplanetary Society (Jun 2018). https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.1806.07501.

Conference Papers

Kokkalis , John, Monika Azmanska and Andrew Higgins. "Mitigation of interplanetary dust for laser-driven interstellar travel." 71st International Astronautical Congress, IAC–20–D4,4,5,x58922 (Oct 2020).

Savu, Dan-Cornelius and Andrew Higgins. "Structural Stability of a Lightsail for Laser-Driven Propulsion." AIAA Propulsion and Energy 2020 (Aug 2020). https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2020-3842.

Bao, Zhuofan, Emmanuel Duplay, Alp Tanriover and Andrew Higgins. "Directed-Energy Laser-Thermal Propulsion for Rapid Transit Missions in the Solar System." AIAA Propulsion and Energy 2019 Forum (Aug 2019). https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2019-3877.

Other Publications

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