Argon Laser-Sustained Plasma Footage, Pressure Data, and Spectral Data

doi: 10.4121/04ad8110-e3c4-4971-99ce-8a6c537166d6.v1
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doi: 10.4121/04ad8110-e3c4-4971-99ce-8a6c537166d6
Datacite citation style:
Duplay, Emmanuel; Dubé, Gabriel; Riel, Siera (2024): Argon Laser-Sustained Plasma Footage, Pressure Data, and Spectral Data. Version 1. 4TU.ResearchData. dataset.
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This dataset contains high-speed video footage, pressure data, spectrograms, laser-pulse shape data, and a list of experimental trials on argon Laser-Sustained Plasma (LSP). LSP is the core mechanism powering Laser-Thermal Propulsion (LTP), a high-efficiency space propulsion concept. This data was collected at McGill University as part of the following TU Delft Master's Thesis:

Duplay, Emmanuel. “Argon Laser-Plasma Thruster - Design and Test of a Laboratory Model.” M.Sc. Thesis, Delft University of Technology, 2024.


Two versions of the dataset are available. The complete version which includes high-speed LSP footage, and a "light" version which does not include video.

Complete Dataset - Uncompressed size: 19.4 GB

No Video Dataset - Uncompressed size: 13 MB

  • 2024-01-16 first online, published, posted
zip archive of video/avi, text/csv, text/txt, xlsx, xml
McGill University;
TU Delft, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering


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