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Title: Optimization of Cylindrical Hall Thrusters

Abstract

The cylindrical Hall thruster features high ionization efficiency, quiet operation, and ion acceleration in a large volume-to-surface ratio channel with performance comparable with the state-of-the-art annular Hall thrusters. These characteristics were demonstrated in low and medium power ranges. Optimization of miniaturized cylindrical thrusters led to performance improvements in the 50-200W input power range, including plume narrowing, increased thruster efficiency, reliable discharge initiation, and stable operation. __________________________________________________

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
961898
Report Number(s):
PPPL-4256
TRN: US0903504
DOE Contract Number:
DE-ACO2-76CHO3073
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 43rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, 8-11 July 2007, Cincinnati, OH
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ACCELERATION; EFFICIENCY; IONIZATION; OPTIMIZATION; PERFORMANCE; PLUMES; POWER RANGE; PROPULSION; THRUSTERS; Hall Thrusters

Citation Formats

Yevgeny Raitses, Artem Smirnov, Erik Granstedt, and Nathaniel J. Fi. Optimization of Cylindrical Hall Thrusters. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Yevgeny Raitses, Artem Smirnov, Erik Granstedt, and Nathaniel J. Fi. Optimization of Cylindrical Hall Thrusters. United States.
Yevgeny Raitses, Artem Smirnov, Erik Granstedt, and Nathaniel J. Fi. Tue . "Optimization of Cylindrical Hall Thrusters". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/961898.
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abstractNote = {The cylindrical Hall thruster features high ionization efficiency, quiet operation, and ion acceleration in a large volume-to-surface ratio channel with performance comparable with the state-of-the-art annular Hall thrusters. These characteristics were demonstrated in low and medium power ranges. Optimization of miniaturized cylindrical thrusters led to performance improvements in the 50-200W input power range, including plume narrowing, increased thruster efficiency, reliable discharge initiation, and stable operation. __________________________________________________},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jul 24 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
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