Co-founder of Accion Systems

Louis Perna is a co-founder of Accion Systems where he focuses on product development, manufacturing, testing, and research. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics where he specialized in space propulsion, specifically microsystems design and manufacturing for electrospray thrusters. Louis has supported various NASA centers both academically and professionally where he has investigated operating modes of an ion engine; aided in the design, test, and assembly of planetary exploration robotics systems; and performed program- and vehicle-level technical and programmatic risk estimation for manned spaceflight systems.