Optimization of Cylindrical Hall Thrusters

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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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Yevgeny Raitses, Artem Smirnov, Erik Granstedt, and Nathaniel J. Fi July 24, 2007.

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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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  • 43rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, 8-11 July 2007, Cincinnati, OH

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  • Report No.: PPPL-4256
  • Grant Number: DE-ACO2-76CHO3073
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 961898
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc931490

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Yevgeny Raitses, Artem Smirnov, Erik Granstedt, and Nathaniel J. Fi. Optimization of Cylindrical Hall Thrusters, article, July 24, 2007; Princeton, New Jersey. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc931490/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.