Founded in 1994, AASC was started to research and develop pulsed plasma technology. In 2005 AASC collaborated with NASA and the Jet Propulsion Labs for development of a Metal Plasma Thruster. AASC continued the development of the Metal Plasma Thruster and now has a fully patented design. Collectively, AASC has also developed Fast Gas Valve products and Diamond Radiation Detectors.
OUR CEO & FOUNDER
Dr. Krishnan has enjoyed the study of plasma physics for 45 years. He achieved his Ph.D. in the Electrical Propulsion Lab of Princeton University. His thesis was on physical processes in high current hollow cathode arcs in MPD thrusters. Dr. Krishnan has developed numerous products, including electrical propulsion, superconducting thin films, supersonic gas jets, and diamond radiation detectors. Dr. Krishnan is also a consultant to advanced technology programs.