C. R. Phipps Selected Publications

C. Phipps, “L’ADROIT – A spaceborne ultraviolet laser system for space debris clearing,” Acta Astronautica104, 243-255 (2014)

C. Phipps, “Clearing Space Debris with Lasers,” SPIE Newsroom 20 January 2012

A. Mann, “Space Junk Crisis: Time to Bring in the Lasers,” Wired Science 26 Ocstober 2012

C. Phipps and M. Lander, “What?s New for Laser Orbital Debris Removal?” 7th International Symposium on Beamed Energy Propulsion, AIP Conference Proceedings 1402 339-346 (2011)

C. Phipps, “An Alternate Treatment of the Vapor-Plasma Transition,” Int. J. Aero. Innovations 3, 45-50 (2011)

C. Phipps, “Can Lasers Play a Rôle in Planetary Defense?,” AIP Conference Proceedings 1278, 502- 508 (2010)

C. Phipps and J. Sinko, “Applying New Laser Interaction Models to the ORION Problem,” AIP Conference Proceedings 1278, pp.492-501 (2010)

C. Phipps, M. Birkan, W. Bohn, H.-A. Eckel, H. Horisawa, T. Lippert, M. Michaelis, Y. Rezunkov, A. Sasoh, W. Schall, S. Scharring and J. Sinko, “Review: Laser Ablation Propulsion,” J. Propulsion and Power, 26 no. 4 pp. 609-637 (2010)

C. Phipps, W. Bohn, T. Lippert, A. Sasoh, W. Schall and J. Sinko, “A Review of Laser Ablation Propulsion,” Advanced Laser Technologies 2009, Antalya, Turkey Septmber 30, 2009

J. Sinko and C. Phipps, “Modeling CO2 laser ablation impulse of polymers in vapor and plasma regimes,” Appl. Phys. Lett., 95, 131105-1 to 131105-3 (2009)

C. Phipps, J. Luke and W. Helgeson, “Liquid-fueled, laser-powered, N-class thrust space engine with variable specific impulse,” AIP Conference Proceedings 997, 222-231 (2008)

C. R. Phipps, J. R. Luke and W. D. Helgeson, “Laser Space Propulsion Overview,” XIV Advanced Laser Technologies Conference, Brasov, Romania, September 12, 2006

C. Phipps, J. Luke, D. Funk, D. Moore, J. Glownia and T. Lippert, “Laser Impulse Coupling at 130fs,” Appl. Surf. Sci., 252, 4838-4844 (2006)

C. R. Phipps, J. R. Luke, W. Helgeson and R. Johnson, “Performance Test Results for the Laser- Powered Microthruster,” AIP Conference Proceedings 830, pp.224-234 (2006)

C. R. Phipps, J. R. Luke, W. Helgeson and R. Johnson, “A Low-Noise Thrust Stand for Microthrusterswith 25nN Resolution,” AIP Conference Proceedings 830, pp.492-499 (2006)

C. R. Phipps, J. R. Luke, W. Helgeson and R. Johnson, “A ns-Pulse Laser Microthruster,” AIP Conference Proceedings 830, pp.235-246 (2006)

C. Phipps, “Will your chidren ride a laser beam into orbit? Would you want them to?” AIP Conference Proceedings 766, 11-22 (2005)

C. R. Phipps, J. R. Luke, T. Lippert, M. Hauer and A. Wokaun, "Micropropulsion using a laser ablation jet", J. Prop. & Power, 20 no.6, 1000-1011 (2004)

C. R. Phipps and J. R. Luke, "Diode Laser-driven Microthrusters: A New Departure for Micropropulsion", AIAA Journal ,40, no. 2, pp. 310-318 (2002)

C. R. Phipps, J. P. Reilly and J. W. Campbell, “Optimum Parameters for Laser-launching Objects into Low Earth Orbit”, J. Laser and Particle Beams, 18 no. 4 pp. 661-695 (2000)

C. R. Phipps, “HICLASS LADAR Tracking Analysis,” final report Textron Systems Corporation Purchase Order PO0115464 (1999)

Project ORION: Orbital Debris Removal Using Ground-Based Sensors and Lasers, J. W. Campbell, ed. NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center Technical Memorandum 108522 October 1996 [warning: 28MB!]

C. R. Phipps and M. M. Michaelis, "LISP," Laser and Particle Beams,12 (1), 23-54 (1994)

C. R. Phipps and R. W. Dreyfus, "Laser ablation and plasma formation" in Laser Ionization Mass Analysis, Akos Vertes, Renaat Gijbels and Fred Adams, eds., Chemical Physics Monographs 124, pp. 369-441 (1993)

C. R. Phipps, "Astrodynamics of Interception," in Report of the NASA Near-Earth-Object Interception Workshop, January 14-16, 1992, Los Alamos, NM, John D. G. Rather, Chair (workshop summary), Los Alamos National Laboratory Report LA-12476-C

C. R. Phipps, Jr., T. P. Turner, R. F. Harrison, G. W. York, W. Z. Osborne, G. K. Anderson, X. F. Corlis, L. C. Haynes, H. S. Steele, K. C. Spicochi and T. R. King, "Impulse Coupling to Targets in Vacuum by KrF, HF and CO2 Lasers" , J. Appl. Phys., 64, 1083 (1988).

C. R. Phipps, Jr. and S. J. Thomas, "High–Power Isolator for the 10–μm Region Employing Interband Faraday Rotation in Germanium," J. Appl. Phys. 47, 204 (1976).

C. R. Phipps, Jr., S. E. Bodner, and J. W. Shearer, "Reflective Optics System for Uniform Spherical Illumination," Appl. Opt. 14, 985 (1975)