Advanced Ion Source
Final rept. 21 Mar-21 Jun 1973 on Phase 1
HUGHES RESEARCH LABS MALIBU CA
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The analytic and experimental studies conducted during Phase 1 of the program indicate that it is possible to design both cesium and iodine sources to meet the specified brightness requirements of 200 and 100 Acm squared sr respectively. No reasons were uncovered as to why these two types of sources cannot operate in the same vacuum environment in such a manner that the ion species available to the AMS can be rapidly changed. Prototype hardware will be developed in Phase 2 to demonstrate this ability.
- Electric and Ion Propulsion