Preliminary Results of Plasma Flow Measurements in a 2 KW Segmented Hall Thruster

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A 2-kW Hall thruster was developed, built, and operated in an upgraded vacuum facility. The thruster performance and parameters of the plasma flow were measured by new diagnostics for plume measurements and plasma measurements inside the thruster channel. The thruster demonstrated efficient operation in terms of propellant and current utilization efficiencies in the input power range of 0.5-3.5 kW. Preliminary measurements of the ion energy spectra from the thruster axis region and the distribution of plasma parameters in the vicinity of the thruster exit are reported.

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Raitses, Y.; Staack, D.; Dunaevsky, A.; Dorf, L. & Fisch, N.J. March 1, 2003.

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A 2-kW Hall thruster was developed, built, and operated in an upgraded vacuum facility. The thruster performance and parameters of the plasma flow were measured by new diagnostics for plume measurements and plasma measurements inside the thruster channel. The thruster demonstrated efficient operation in terms of propellant and current utilization efficiencies in the input power range of 0.5-3.5 kW. Preliminary measurements of the ion energy spectra from the thruster axis region and the distribution of plasma parameters in the vicinity of the thruster exit are reported.

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  • Report No.: PPPL-3796
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH03073
  • DOI: 10.2172/812923 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 812923
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc739273

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Raitses, Y.; Staack, D.; Dunaevsky, A.; Dorf, L. & Fisch, N.J. Preliminary Results of Plasma Flow Measurements in a 2 KW Segmented Hall Thruster, report, March 1, 2003; Princeton, New Jersey. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc739273/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.