Optimization of cylindrical hall thrusters

Yevgeny Raitses, Artem Smirnov, Erik Granstedt, Nathaniel J. Fisch

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - 43rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference
Pages1974-1983
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 10 2007
Event43rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: Jul 8 2007Jul 11 2007

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - 43rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference
Volume2

Other

Other43rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference
CountryUnited States
CityCincinnati, OH
Period7/8/077/11/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Raitses, Y., Smirnov, A., Granstedt, E., & Fisch, N. J. (2007). Optimization of cylindrical hall thrusters. In Collection of Technical Papers - 43rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference (pp. 1974-1983). (Collection of Technical Papers - 43rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference; Vol. 2).