Accession Number:

AD0271975

Title:

A COMPARISON OF REVERSE-FEED AND POROUS-TUNGSTEN ION ENGINES

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Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C

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Report Date:

1962-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A comparison of the theoretical performance of reverse-feed and porous-tungsten cesium ion engines is made considering 1 power efficiency, 2 propellant utilization efficiency, 3 current densities, 4 emitter temperature, and 5 charge exchange, at specific-impulse levels of 3000 to 10,000 seconds. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE