* Corr. author is marked with underline. (LAST UPDATE: 2022, Oct.)

2015 - 2020

Plasma Actuator

  1. Y. Kaneko, H. Nishida and Y. Tagawa "Visualization of the Electrohydrodynamic and Thermal Effects of AC-DBD Plasma Actuators of Plate- and Wire-Exposed Electrodes", Actuators, Vol. 11, No. 2 (2022).
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  3. K. Emori, Y. Kaneko and H. Nishida "Classification of flow-field patterns in burst-mode actuation of a dielectric-barrier-discharge plasma actuator", Physics of Fluids, Vol. 32 (2022), 023601.
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  5. Y. Kaneko, H. Nishida and Y. Tagawa "Background-oriented schlieren measurement of near-surface density field in surface dielectric-barrier-discharge", Measurement Science and Technology, Vol. 32, No. 12 (2021), 125402.
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  7. A. Hatamoto, D. Hasegawa, K. Nakai, H. Nishida and T. Matsuno "Experimental Study on Performance Characteristics of Plasma Actuator Composed of DC and AC Electrode", TRANSACTIONS OF THE JAPAN SOCIETY FOR AERONAUTICAL AND SPACE SCIENCES, AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY JAPAN, Vol. 18 (2020), No. 6, p. 417-421.
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  9. S.Nakai, H.Nishida and Y. Oshio "Investigation on performance characteristics of dielectric discharge plasma actuator using pulsed-dc waveform," Journal of Fluid Science and Technology, Vol.13 (2018), No.3, JFST0018.
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  11. A.Nakano and H.Nishida, "Physical Mechanism of Dual-Grounded Trielectrode Plasma Actuator," AIAA Journal, Vol.55 (2017), No.11, pp.3781-3788.
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  13. H.Nishida, K.Nakai and T.Matsuno, "Physical Mechanism of Tri-Electrode Plasma Actuator with Direct-Current High Voltage," AIAA Journal, Vol.55 (2017), No.6, pp.1852-1861.
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  15. M. Tamura, H. Nishida, T. Koizumi and K. Nakai, "Numerical Analysis of Electrohydrodynamics Force Generation Process on Tri-Electrode Plasma Actuator Utilizing Sliding Discharge," International Journal of Plasma Environmental Science and Technology, Vol.10 (2016), No.2, pp.95-101.
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  17. K. Ota, T. Sekiya and H. Nishida, "Effects of flow measurement resolution on quasi-steady body force estimation in dielectric-barrier-discharge plasma actuator," AIP Advances, Vol.6 (2016), No.10, 105109.
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  19. H. Nishida, T. Nonomura and T. Abe, "Numerical Study of Plasma Dynamics and Electrohydrodynamic Effect in DBD Plasma Actuator," International Journal of Plasma Environmental Science and Technology, Vol.10 (2016), No.1, pp.70-75.
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  21. H. Nishida, T. Nonomura and T. Abe, "Numerical Study on Spanwise Nonuniformity in Body-Force Field of Dielectric-Barrier-Discharge Plasma Actuator," AIAA Journal, Vol.54, No.2 (2016), pp. 659-669.
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  23. H. Nishida and T. Shiraishi, "Experimental Characterization of Dual-grounded Tri-Electrode Plasma Actuator," AIAA Journal, Vol.53, No.11 (2015), pp. 3483-3487.
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Helicon Plasma Thruster

  1. X. MA, H. Nishida, Yuya Oshio, and Takeru Furukawa, "Numerical analysis of RF discharge in a nonuniform magnetic field," Journal of Applied Physics, Vol.131, Issue 8, 083302 (2022).
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  3. X. MA, Y. Oshio, and H. Nishida, "Numerical Simulation of Non-Uniform Magnetic Field Type RF Plasma Thruster using Fluid Model," Transactions of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, Aerospace Technology Japan, Vol. 18, No. 6 (2020), pp.330-336
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  5. Y. Oshio, T.Shimada and H. Nishida, "Experimental investigation of optimal positional relation between RF antenna and magnetic cusp for thrust performance of RF plasma thruster," International Journal of Space Science and Engineering, Vol.5 (2018), No.1, pp.43-60. LINK


  1. A. Sato, H. Nishida and S. Nonaka, "Preliminary Study on Aerodynamic Control of High-Angle-of-Attack Slender Body Using Blowing from Penetrating Flow Channels," International Journal of Aerospace Engineering, (2016), 1602043
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- 2010

Plasma Sail

  1. H. Arita, H. Nishida and I. Funaki, "Magnetohydrodynamic Analysis of Thrust Characteristics on Magneto-Plasma-Sail with Plasma Magnetic Field Inflation by Low-Beta Plasma", Transactions of JSASS, Vol.12 (2014) No.ists29, pp.Pb_39-Pb_44.
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  3. H. Nishida and I. Funaki, "Analysis of Thrust Characteristics of a Magnetic Sail in a Magnetized Solar Wind," Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol.28 (2012), pp.636-641.
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  5. H. Nishida, I. Funaki, Y. Inatani and K. Kusano, "Discussion on Momentum Transfer Difficulty of a Magnetoplasma Sail," Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol.27 (2011), pp.1149-1153.
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  7. H. Nishida and T. Abe, "Magnetohydrodynamic analysis of the interaction of magnetized plasma flow with a perfect-conducting object," Physics of Plasmas, Vol.17 (2010), pp.052901-1 - 052901-9.
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  9. H. Nishida, I. Funaki, Y. Inatani and K. Kusano, "MHD Flow Field and Momentum Transfer Process of Magneto-Plasma Sail," Journal of Plasma and Fusion Research, SERIES 8 (2009), pp.1574-1579.
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  11. H. Nishida and T. Nonomura, "ADI-SGS Scheme on Ideal Magnetohydrodynamics," Journal of Computational Physics, Vol.228 (2009), pp.3182-3188.
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  13. H.Nishida, H.Ogawa, I.Funaki, K.Fujita, H.Yamakawa and Y.Nakayama, "Two-dimensional Magnetohydrodynamic Simulation of a Magnetic Sail", Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol.43 (2006), pp.667-672.
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Helicon Plasma Thruster

  1. T. Nakamura, H. Nishida, S. Shinohara, I. Funaki, T. Tanikawa and T. Hada, "Preliminary Investigation of Electromagnetic Thrust Characteristics in Electrodeless Compact Helicon Plasma Thruster," Transactions of JSASS, Vol.12 (2014), No.ists29, Po1_1-Po1_6.
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  3. T. Nakamura, K. Takahashi, H. Nishida, S. Shinohara, T. Matsuoka, I. Funaki, T. Tanikawa and T. Hada, "Direct Measurement of Electromagnetic Thrust of Electrodeless Helicon Plasma Thruster Using Magnetic Nozzle," World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol.6, No.11 (2012), pp.581-585.
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  5. T. Nakamura, K. Yokoi, H. Nishida, T. Matsuoka, I. Funaki, S. Shinohara, T. Tanikawa, T. Hada, T. Motomura, K. P. Shamrai and T. S. Rudenko, "Study on Helicon Plasma Lissajous Acceleration for Electrodeless Electric Propulsion," Transactions of JSASS, Vol.10 (2012), pp.Tb_17-Tb_23.
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  7. H. Nishida, T. Nakamura, S. Shinohara, T. Matsuoka, I. Funaki, T. Tanikawa, T. Hata and K. P. Shamrai, "Study on Proof-of-Principle of Lissajous Acceleration for Electrodeless Helicon Plasma Thruster," Frontier of Applied Plasma Technology Vol.5 (2012), pp.67-72.
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Plasma Actuator

  1. H. Nishida, T. Nonomura and T. Abe, "Three-dimensional simulations of discharge plasma evolution on a dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuator," Journal of Applied Physics, Vol.115 (2014), pp.133301-1 – 133301-12.
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  3. H. Nishida, T. Nonomura and T. Abe, "Characterization of Electrohydrodynamic Force on Dielectric-Barrier-Discharge Plasma Actuator Using Fluid Simulation," World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology 6, No.11 (2012), pp.254-258.
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  5. H. Nishida and T. Abe, "Numerical Analysis of Plasma Evolution on Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Actuator," Journal of Applied Physics, Vol.110 (2011), pp.013302-1 – 013302-9.
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  1. M. Satoh, H. Nishida and T. Nonomura, "Numerical Study of Vortex Flow Control on High-Angle-of-Attack Slender Body," Transactions of JSASS, Vol.12 (2014) No.ists29, Pe_43-Pe_49.
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  3. H. Nishida, S. Mizuki, I. Miyazaki, S. Nonaka, T. Nonomura and Y. Inatani, "Preliminary Experimental Study on Aerodynamic Characteristics Control of Slender Body Using DBD Plasma Actuator", Transactions of JSASS, Vol.10 (2012), pp.Pe_97-Pe_103.
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  5. R. Inaba, H. Nishida, T. Nonomura, K. Asada and K. Fujii, "Numerical Investigation of Asymmetric Separation Vortices over Slender Body by RANS/LES Hybrid Simulation", Transactions of JSASS, Vol.10 (2012), pp.Pe_89-Pe_96.
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2019 Apr.- 2020 Mar. (MM.DD)
XXXIV International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases (XXXIV ICPIG)(Sapporo, Japan) K.Nakai
The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference(Prague, Czech) T.Ishikawa
32nd ISTS(Fukui, Japan) A.Nakano(Best Poster Award), A.Hatamoto and X.Ma

Thesis themes

Students graduated in 2020 Mar.

Doctor's degree (Ph.D)

Asa Nakano

Clarification of Voltage Waveform Effect on Performance of Plasma Actuator

Kumi Nakai

Analysis of Electrohydrodynamic Force Generation Mechanism and Study on Performance Improvement of Plasma Actuator Utilizing Plasma Fluid Model

Master's degree

Kaichi Shimura

Characterization of Electrodeless RF Plasma Thruster Using Non-uniform Magnetic Field for Structural Optimization

Kazutaka Matsushima

Investigation of Magnetic Field Configuration Dependence of Plasma Flow in RF Plasma Thruster

Keiji Tada

Flow Control around High-Angle-of-Attack Slender Body Using Plasma Actuator and Surface Flow Visualization

Seia Ogasawara

Study on Electrodeless Plasma Acceleration Utilizing Traveling Magnetic Field on Electrodeless RF Thruster

Students graduated in 2019 Mar.

Master's degree

Daichi Hasegawa

Study on Characteristics of Discharge Light Emission and Induced Jet of a Plasma Actuator Using DC and AC Discharge

Rei Fujieda

Visualization of Asymmetric Separating Flow Controlled by Plasma Actuator on High-Angle-of-Attack Slender Body

Shun Nakai

Experimental Investigation on DBD Plasma Actuator Applying Voltage Waveform with Pulsed Voltage Change

Students graduated in 2017 Mar.

Master's degree

Kosuke Ota

Study on Body Force Field Estimation Based on the Helmholtz Decomposition in Plasma Actuator

Students graduated in 2016 Mar.

Master's degree

Akira Matsubara

Experimental Parametric Study on Separation Control of Airfoil under Low Reynolds Number Condition by DBD Plasma Actuator

Ayane Sato

Study on High-Angle-of-Attack Aerodynamic Characteristics of Slender Body with Blowing from Penetrating-Flow Channels

Masaki Tamura

Study on the Driving Mechanism on Tri-Electrode Plasma Actuator Utilizing DC High Voltage

Sho Ito

Study on Configuration Optimization of Magnetic Nozzle Type RF Plasma Thruster

Tsubasa Sekiya

Investigation on Periodic Fluctuating Body Force Field in DBD Plasma Actuator Using Particle Image Velocimetry

Yosuke Morikawa

Side Force Control on High-Angle-of-Attack Slender Body Using Plasma Actuator in Burst Operation

Students graduated in 2015 Mar.

Doctor's degree

Takahiro Nakamura

Magnetic Field Distribution Effect on Plasma Production/Acceleration Efficiency in Electrodeless Helicon Plasma Thruster

Master's degree

Takuma Baba

Magnetohydrodynamic Analysis on Thrust Characteristics of the Multipole-type Magneto-Plasma Sail

Tomomi Shiraish

Proposal of Tri-Electrode Configuration and Experimental Performance Research on DBD Plasma Actuator

Yu Meshino

Magnetohydrodynamic Analysis on Effects of Time-variation in Solar Wind Parameters on Thrust Characteristics of Magnetic Sail

Students graduated in 2014 Mar.

Master's degree

Hikaru Arita

Magnetohydrodynamic Analysis of Magneto-Plasma Sail Using Ring-Current Inflation

Masayuki Sato

Investigation of DBD Plasma Actuator Arrangement for Control on High-Angle-of-Attack Slender-Body Side Force

Takuya Koizumi

Coupling Simulation of Discharge Plasma and Flow Field on DBD Plasma Actuator

Students graduated in 2013 Mar.

Master's degree

Kenji Takahashi

Direct Measurement of Electromagnetic Thrust on Lissajous Acceleration Type Plasma Thruster Using Small Helicon Source

Students graduated in 2012 Mar.

Master's degree

Ryoji Inaba

Numerical Analysis on Aft-body Separation Flow Control around High-Angle-of-Attack Slender Body Using DBD Plasma Actuator

Students graduated in 2011 Mar.

Master's degree

Kenji Yokoi

Characteristics Measurement of Plasma Flow on Electrodeless Electromagnetic Plasma Thruster Using Small Helicon Source