Accession Number:

ADA422593

Title:

Ph.D. Research

Descriptive Note:

Briefing charts

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB EDWARDS AFB CA SPACE AND MISSILE PROPULSION DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-04-28

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

A major requirement for using a solar propulsion system is the proper placement of the focal spot on the thruster absorber plane. Without proper placement of the focal spot, solar energy is not transferred to the propellant gas or at worst case, a significantly smaller proportion of the incident energy is transferred to the gas.

Subject Categories:

  • Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE