IONIZING FRONTS IN PLASMA PROPULSION AND POWER GENERATION SYSTEMS.
GENERAL DYNAMICS/CONVAIR SAN DIEGO CALIF SPACE SCIENCE LAB
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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
- Electric Power Production and Distribution
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
- Electric and Ion Propulsion