Accession Number:

AD0408565

Title:

A SURVEY OF SOME PLASMA ACCELERATION DEVICES FOR SPACE PROPULSION APPLICATIONS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-05-17

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

The current status of pulsed plasma accelerators and steady-state j X B accelerators is summarized. Emphasis is placed upon three areas of the current state of knowledge the basic inter action by which acceleration is accomplished the loss mechanisms which exist in a given type device and experimental results relevant to either of these two factors, as well as results of performance measurements.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric and Ion Propulsion
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE