All of the design files for the first generation of AIS thrusters I have completed to date – AIS-uPPT1, AIS-gPPT1, AIS-gPPT2-1C, AIS-gPPT3-1C, and AIS-gPPT3-1C Integrated Propulsion Module, have finally officially been released under the CERN-OHL-S V2 Open Source Hardware License!
While all of the design files were already released and uploaded on the AIS website a while ago, I haven’t applied an official open source hardware license until now. Each design file folder can be found under each thruster’s appropriate page. Information about the CERN Open Source Hardware License V2 can be found here as well:
Like my prior thruster designs, my new thrusters, including the AIS-ILIS1, AIS-ePPT1, and AIS-Io Series, will also be released under the CERN open source hardware license once fully completed and tested. Lots of exciting things to come in this new wave of open source EP!
This is a simple but major step forward in my pursuits with Applied Ion Systems and leading open development of electric propulsion for nanosatellites. All of the design files for my first generation of AIS thrusters I have completed have finally officially been released under an open source license. AIS exists only because of the incredible community of enthusiasts, makers, and innovators who have supported this effort, and as such, the work at AIS should be open and available for anyone interested in the field. True change and accessibility in the field will only happen when resources are available for all. AIS is leading this new movement of open source electric propulsion and challenging convention!
I am firmly committed through AIS to make my work open and accessible in the field and provide resources for the community to advance plasma and ion thrusters by challenging the conventional approach. Lots of exciting things to come in this new wave of open source EP!