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Title: Pressure History Measurement in a Microwave Beaming Thruster

Abstract

In a microwave beaming thruster with a 1-dimensional nozzle, plasma and shock wave propagates in the nozzle absorbing microwave power. In this study, pressure histories in the thruster are measured using pressure gauges. Measured pressure history at the thruster wall shows constant pressure during plasma propagation in the nozzle. The result of measurement of the propagating velocities of shock wave and plasma shows that both propagate in the same velocity. These result shows that thrust producing model of analogy of pulse detonation engine is successful for the 1D thruster.

Authors:
; ;  [1]; ; ;  [2]
  1. Department of Advanced Energy, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa city, Chiba 277-8562 (Japan)
  2. Naka Fusion Institute, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Naka city, Ibaraki 311-0193 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20800246
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 830; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 4. international symposium on beamed energy propulsion, Nara (Japan), 15-18 Nov 2005; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2203276; (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; LASER RADIATION; MICROWAVE RADIATION; NOZZLES; ONE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; PLASMA; PRESSURE GAGES; PRESSURE MEASUREMENT; PROPULSION; PULSES; SHOCK WAVES; THRUSTERS; VELOCITY

Citation Formats

Oda, Yasuhisa, Ushio, Masato, Komurasaki, Kimiya, Takahashi, Koji, Kasugai, Atsushi, and Sakamoto, Keishi. Pressure History Measurement in a Microwave Beaming Thruster. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2203276.
Oda, Yasuhisa, Ushio, Masato, Komurasaki, Kimiya, Takahashi, Koji, Kasugai, Atsushi, & Sakamoto, Keishi. Pressure History Measurement in a Microwave Beaming Thruster. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2203276.
Oda, Yasuhisa, Ushio, Masato, Komurasaki, Kimiya, Takahashi, Koji, Kasugai, Atsushi, and Sakamoto, Keishi. Tue . "Pressure History Measurement in a Microwave Beaming Thruster". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2203276.
@article{osti_20800246,
title = {Pressure History Measurement in a Microwave Beaming Thruster},
author = {Oda, Yasuhisa and Ushio, Masato and Komurasaki, Kimiya and Takahashi, Koji and Kasugai, Atsushi and Sakamoto, Keishi},
abstractNote = {In a microwave beaming thruster with a 1-dimensional nozzle, plasma and shock wave propagates in the nozzle absorbing microwave power. In this study, pressure histories in the thruster are measured using pressure gauges. Measured pressure history at the thruster wall shows constant pressure during plasma propagation in the nozzle. The result of measurement of the propagating velocities of shock wave and plasma shows that both propagate in the same velocity. These result shows that thrust producing model of analogy of pulse detonation engine is successful for the 1D thruster.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2203276},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 830,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue May 02 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
month = {Tue May 02 00:00:00 EDT 2006}
}