Cylindrical hall thrusters

Yevgeny Raitses, Artem Smimov, Nathaniel J. Fisch

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

6 Scopus citations

Abstract

The cylindrical Hall thruster, proposed and studied at the PPPL features high ionization efficiency, quiet operation, ion acceleration in a large volume-to-surface ratio channel, and performance comparable with the state-of-the-art Hall thrusters. These characteristics were demonstrated in low and medium power ranges. For a miniaturized 100 W cylindrical thruster, we achieved performance improvements, including a 30-40% plume narrowing, reliable discharge initiation, and stable operation in the discharge voltage range of 50-600 V.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - 37th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference
Pages522-530
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Dec 18 2006
Event37th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 5 2006Jun 8 2006

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - 37th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference
Volume2

Other

Other37th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period6/5/066/8/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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