Accession Number:

ADA305465

Title:

Performance Improvements in Plasma Thrusters.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 May 93-31 Dec 95,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE SPACE SYSTEMS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-01-04

Pagination or Media Count:

95.0

Abstract:

This Report documents our research in two areas of Electric Propulsion a A preliminary study of the performance of cesium seeded hydrogen arcjets, which showed a feasible design range in which frozen losses can be nearly eliminated, and b A particle simulation numerical model of Hall thrusters, which can give both, fairly accurate overall performance predictions, and also detailed information about internal parameter distributions.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric and Ion Propulsion

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE