DEDALOS Ltd. is a European SME, created by a team of atomic and plasma physicists coming from academic communities of France and Greece. The company is settled in Thessaloniki, Greece and aims to work mainly on aerospace applications in collaboration with European and international institutes, companies and aerospace agencies.

Research activities lead by DEDALOS span a wide spectrum of technology developments, from fundamental plasma physics -including atomic data calculation, measurement and evaluation- to the development and adaptation of plasma modeling codes and diagnostics tools for concrete industrial devices characterization and for their optimization.

Research and technology activities of DEDALOS are shared between theoretical calculations, numerical simulations and experimental measurements. This correlation ensures the validation of the obtained results and allows for remarkable performance of the developed applications. Optimization of the industrial applications is obtained through detailed characterization of involved devices. The fields of DEDALOS applications include plasma thrusters, plasma reactors, material surface studies, lasers and fusion devices.

DEDALOS has collaborated with laboratories, Institutes and Agencies in Europe, USA and China.

DEDALOS is now involved in a number of projects which are reported separately. Detailed information on them can be obtained from ResearchGate, see K. Katsonis or Ch. Berenguer.

DEDALOS developed an heritage addressing especially Collisional-Radiative (C-R) modeling, Global Models (GM) and Detailed Global Models (DGM) with applications to various atomic and molecular gases and to their mixtures as are notably the atmospheric remnants. DEDALOS background includes also OES diagnostics applied to various atomic and molecular gases and to their mixtures, promising ET propellants and metals as titanium.

DEDALOS is proposing a disruptive method for electric thruster diagnostics using various types of dedicated Detailed Global Model (DGM) leading also to theoretical spectra necessary to support OES diagnostics for in situ resource utilization (ISRU), as is the case of air breathing technology.


A selection of some of the recent papers in atmospheric propellants is given below:

  • K. Katsonis, Ch. Berenguer, J. Gonzalez Del Amo,” Spacecraft Propulsion with ISRU Near Mars and Venus, Based on CO2 Propellant”, 7th Space Propulsion 2020 Conference, SP2020_00016, Estoril, Portugal, October 2020, in preparation
  • Ch. Berenguer, K. Katsonis, “Evaluation of Earth Atmosphere Remnants Used as Propellant in Electric Thruster Technology”, 7th Space Propulsion 2020 Conference, SP2020_00018, Estoril, Portugal, October 2020, in preparation
  • K. Katsonis, Ch. Berenguer, G. Cesaretti, “ISRU Technology Propulsion for Missions in the Solar System”, 1st Aerospace Europe Conference 2020, AEC2020_523, Bordeaux, France, 25 to 28 February 2020
  • Ch. Berenguer, K. Katsonis, J. Gonzalez del Amo, “CO2 Based ISRU Propulsion for Satellites and Spacecrafts in the Vicinity of Mars”, 1st Aerospace Europe Conference 2020, AEC2020_525, Bordeaux, France, 25 to 28 February 2020
  • Ch. Berenguer, K. Katsonis, G. Herdrich and H. Burghaus, “A Detailed Global Model for Modeling and Optical Diagnostics of Low Power Propulsion Devices Fed by CO2, IEPC-2019-682, 36th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Vienna, Austria, Sept. 2019
  • K. Katsonis, Ch. Berenguer, “The CO2DGM for CO2 – Breathing Thrusters”, EPIC 2018 Workshop, London, UK, October 2018

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