Investigation of electron transport in a Cylindrical Hall thruster using a kinetic code

Lubos Brieda, Michael Keidart, Yevgeny Raitses, Nathaniel J. Fisch

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Abstract

In this paper, we investigate electron transport in the Princeton Cylindrical Hall thruster using a newly developed kinetic code. The code was coupled with the hybrid code HPHall, which was used to obtain initial values of ion and neutral densities, as well as the normal component of electric field. Our analysis was limited to a single magnetic field line, however, we considered the effect of varying surface roughness and magnetic field gradient on transport. Simulation results indicate strong influence of near-wall conductivity on total cross-field current. The anode current predicted by simulation was 0.09A.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication45th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event45th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Aug 2 2009Aug 5 2009

Publication series

Name45th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit

Other

Other45th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period8/2/098/5/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Energy(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Brieda, L., Keidart, M., Raitses, Y., & Fisch, N. J. (2009). Investigation of electron transport in a Cylindrical Hall thruster using a kinetic code. In 45th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit (45th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit).