Accession Number:

AD0637494

Title:

IONIZING FRONTS IN PLASMA PROPULSION AND POWER GENERATION SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

GENERAL DYNAMICS/CONVAIR SAN DIEGO CALIF SPACE SCIENCE LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-05-02

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The program incorporates two major items a study of the efficiency of different systems of plasma propulsion devices together with a discussion of the physical phenomena associated with the energy transformation losses b study of the physical parameters associated with the plasma flow such as the effect of current density resulting from ionization in a magnetic field. Other items are the influence of radiation on ionization behind a shock wave, the structure of the rarefaction discharge layer and others. In addition the feasibility of a new type of power generator and a nuclear rocket was investigated. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Electric and Ion Propulsion

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE