Advance your plasma R&D processes with our plug & play simulation tool

We build a unique plasma simulation software for the electric propulsion industry to help you develop and sustain competitivity in the electric propulsion market for satellites.

This video shows how you setup, execute, and analyse a single aperture ion optics configuration.

What you see covers only a fraction of VSTRAP’s capabilities.

It’s time to re-invent plasma engineering

Until today there are no easy to use, off-the-shelf and ITAR free solutions on the market dedicated to Electric Propulsion engineering. Consequently, and in contrast to other industries (e.g., automotive), experimental engineering work and computational plasma flow analysis are activities that are largely decoupled from each other. There is almost no mutual support which results in long and costly EP development cycles.

...all based on our six core Product pillars:

Credibility

Each simulation is automatically accompanied by a confidence report displaying the major contributing factors to the interpretability of the results. Knowing what is behind plausible simulation results gives them value, the user confidence, and the tool credibility

Perfomance

is getting your simulations in timely fashion. By looking at hardware, software, and application we can tailor the product to your needs allowing you to move forward as fast as possible.

Ease of use

by running simulations the same day as our product arrives. “Base configurations” make design variations easy and automated numerical stability controls take away the burden to become modelling expert. Instead, the user can focus on its EP development.

Reliability

Thanks to industrial s/w quality standards, development tools, testing protocols, and feedback loops, we ship a product. VSTRAP just works, and you can experience it.

Applicability

Specifically we address hall effect thrusters and gridded ion optics. Other electric propulsion devices can be considered and if necessary the complete modular platform allows to make extensions such that the software works for the required application.

Integrability

In the future all engineering will be done with a digital twin, we have prepared VSTRAP in such a way that it can be seemingly incorporated in the workflow you have today and need tomorrow.

See how VSTRAP adds Value to your business

Create enriched and trusted plume data to bring added value to your customers, and competitivity to the market. Or identify faster than your competitors new designs and design improvements to reach new performance requirements.
Our product reduces your initial development stages early on, allowing you to reach market faster.
Speed-up your your research proposal content generation by using VSTRAP generated simulation results with respective credibility proof. This automatically increases your success chances. This also applies to your scientific publications.
Create enriched and trusted plume data to bring added value to your customers, and competitivity to the market. Or identify faster than your competitors new designs and design improvements to reach new performance requirements.
Having VSTRAP in your facility portfolio allows you to offer acceleration services for start-up EP space companies. Creating a more attractive package compared to other incubators for those companies.
Perform full scale simulations of your EP equipped CubeSats inside of vacuum test facilities to explore what to expect in terms of backflux, and how it scales towards orbital conditions. This makes a cost-effective part of your EP choice in case of critical payloads.
Test research ideas early in the process to evaluate their quality. Support your research propositions by backing them with VSTRAP’s confidence reports.
Faster evaluate VSTRAP-supported research proposals

Latest news

VSTRAP is still in so-called Beta testing mode, we need your feedback!

We are proud to announce that our Electric Propulsion plasma simulation and performance optimization tool VSTRAP can be accessed as of today via Dockerhub! …..

Ensuring in-space mobility

SPARC Industries is an in-space mobility catalyst.
Our mission is to transform how aerospace engineers design and build propulsion solutions, to increase product design cycles, to enable them leading the innovation race.

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