Design of an experiment for studying ion acceleration by beating waves

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Abstract

The design and implementation of an experiment dedicated to the testing of recently derived criteria for ion acceleration by beating electrostatic (ES) waves are discussed. The non-resonant energization of the magnetized ions by the beating waves is potentially a highly-efficient process and thus of interest to propulsion. A cylindrical magnetized plasma source was constructed and uses either a helicon or inductive discharge designed to produce plasma parameters that allow testing the theory. The expected plasma parameters and the theoretical requirements led to an estimate of the frequency and intensity of the required electric field of the beating ES waves. The methodology for testing the effect is described along with the diagnostics needed to characterize the plasma and the effects of the injected waves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication38th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Event38th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit 2002 - Indianapolis, IN, United States
Duration: Jul 7 2002Jul 10 2002

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Other38th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit 2002
CountryUnited States
CityIndianapolis, IN
Period7/7/027/10/02

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Spektor, R., & Choueiri, E. Y. (2002). Design of an experiment for studying ion acceleration by beating waves. In 38th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit