Accession Number:

ADA411642

Title:

Jets and Sprays Emitted from Colloid Thrusters-Experiments and Modeling

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS

Report Date:

2003-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The spreading angle of an electrospray of Formamide with 5-10 LiCl by mass has been measured to be 18 inches in vacuum, for conditions close to minimum stable flow. A single-stage einzel lens was able to re-focus the spray, as predicted by paraxial ray theory. In addition, a time-dependent 1-D numerical model of the cone-jet-spray structure is described, and initial results presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric and Ion Propulsion
  • Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE