Accession Number : AD1010980


Title :   High Fidelity Modeling of Field Reversed Configuration (FRC) Thrusters


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Oct 2013,30 Sep 2014


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB EDWARDS AFB CA EDWARDS AFB United States


Personal Author(s) : Koo,Justin


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1010980.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jun 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 4


Abstract : This report reviews our effort to develop an advanced multiscale and multifidelity Modeling and Simulation (M and S) capability targeted at the fundamental studies of the physical characteristics of Field Reversed Configuration (FRC) plasma for advanced space propulsion. This effort consists of numerical model development, physical model development, and systematic studies of the non-linear plasma dynamics and finite rate processes governing FRC formation, acceleration, stability and interaction with the environment.


Descriptors :   space propulsion , magnetic fields , thrusters , electric propulsion , plasmas (physics) , charged particles , momentum transfer , collisions , numerical analysis , simulations , monte carlo method , entrainment


Subject Categories : Electric and Ion Propulsion


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE