Accession Number:

ADA456850

Title:

Xenon Feed System Progress (Postprint)

Descriptive Note:

Conference Paper

Corporate Author:

MOOG INC EAST AURORA NY SPACE PRODUCTS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-06-13

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

This paper reports on Moogs efforts to support the design, development, assembly and test of an electric propulsion xenon feed system for a flight technology demonstration program. Major accomplishments include 1 Utilization of the Moog Proportional Flow Control Valve PFCV, for the purpose of propellant isolation, pressure, and flow control. With pressure transducer feedback, the PFCV has successfully fed xenon to a 200 watt Hall Effect Thruster in a Technology Demonstration Program. The feed system has demonstrated throttling of xenon, from a very high inlet pressure of 2200 psia, through single stage modulation, to low, absolute pressures of 2.5 to 5.5 psia, accurately controlling them to within - 0.025 psia with the PFCV. 2 Integration, and manifolding of an entire flight Propulsion System pneumatic circuit. 3 Charging of a flight Propulsion System with certified clean xenon gas for flight application.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Electric and Ion Propulsion

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE