Accession Number:

ADA003419

Title:

Pulsed Plasma Propulsion Technology

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 May 1973,01 Jul 1974

Corporate Author:

FAIRCHILD REPUBLIC CO FARMINGDALE NY FARMINGDALE

Report Date:

1974-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

An engineering prototype pulsed plasma propulsion system delivering lmlb 4.45mN of thrust at a specific impulse of 1794s and having a total impulse capability of 38,284 lb-s 166,OONs has been designed and completely fabricated. The thrust efficiency is 31.5 and the overall system efficiency is 25.3. The system, including structure, capacitors, breadboard power converter and propellant weighs 50.23lb 22.8kg.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric and Ion Propulsion

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE