Accession Number:

ADA415042

Title:

Mathematical and Computational Issues in Plasma Microthrusters

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Apr 2000-15 Feb 2003

Corporate Author:

BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE RI DIV OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

OXYGRNThis grant involved two different projects The first one was focused on COIL flows and was performed during the first year. The second one was focused on micro-ppt thrusters. Specifically, the objectives of this grant were as follows 1 Numerica study of unsteadiness effects in the Chemical Oxygen Iodine COIL experiment conducted at Air Force Labs year 1 only. 2 Develop spectralhp element algorithms for the multi-species, compressible, viscous MHD equations for non-equalibrium plasma microflows in the continuous and transitional regimes years 1-3. 3 Apply algorithms to modeling and optimization of micro-plasma thruster micro-PPTs year 2-3.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Electric and Ion Propulsion

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE