Accession Number : ADA494710


Title :   Faraday Accelerator With Radio-Frequency Assisted Discharge (FARAD): A New Electrodeless Concept for Plasma Propulsion


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Mar 2006-30 Jun 2008


Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV NJ ELECTRIC PROPULSION LAB


Personal Author(s) : Choueiri, Edgar ; Pozin, Kurt ; Hallock, Ashley


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a494710.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 67


Abstract : A new electrodeless accelerator concept that relies on an RF-assisted discharge, an applied magnetic field, and electromagnetic acceleration using an inductive coil is presented. The primary advantage of this concept is that a preionized plasma is employed to lower the initial voltage threshold which applies to the formation of an inductive current sheet in other pulsed inductive accelerator concepts.


Descriptors :   *PROPULSION SYSTEMS , *ELECTROMAGNETISM , *RADIOFREQUENCY , *ELECTRIC PROPULSION , *PLASMAS(PHYSICS) , FARADAY EFFECT , VOLTAGE , THRESHOLD EFFECTS , IONIZATION , ACCELERATION , MAGNETIC FIELDS


Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism
      Particle Accelerators
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE