Design and operation of hall thruster with segmented electrodes

Nathaniel J. Fisch, Y. Raitses, A. A. Litvak, L. A. Dorf

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Abstract

Principles of the Hall thruster with segmented electrodes are explored. A suitable vacuum facility was put into service. For purposes of comparison between segmented and conventional thruster approaches, a modular laboratory prototype thruster was designed and built. Under conventional operation, the thruster achieves state-of-the-art efficiencies (56% at 300 V and 890 W). Very preliminary results under operation with segmented electrodes are also described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Event35th Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, 1999 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Jun 20 1999Jun 24 1999

Other

Other35th Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, 1999
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period6/20/996/24/99

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering

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    Fisch, N. J., Raitses, Y., Litvak, A. A., & Dorf, L. A. (1999). Design and operation of hall thruster with segmented electrodes. Paper presented at 35th Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, 1999, Los Angeles, United States.