COMMENTARIES ON OPTIMIZATION OF F CONSTANT THRUST ELECTRICAL PROPULSION SYSTEMS,
THOMPSON RAMO WOOLDRIDGE INC LOS ANGELES CALIF
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D. B. Langmuir has calculated the exhaust velocities that optimize the mass ratio, the time, and the velocity increment for various weight to power ratios of the power source. E. Stuhlinger has used a different optimization involving the initial acceleration. This note will attempt to clarify the relative merits of these two optimization schemes and two others that naturally evolve from the analysis.