Plume characteristics of the PPPL segmented electrode Hall thruster

Kevin D. Diamant, James E. Pollard, Ronald B. Cohen, Yevgeny Raitses, Nathaniel J. Fisch

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Abstract

The performance and plume divergence of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) 1 kW segmented electrode Hall thruster were measured at The Aerospace Corporation using two electrode configurations similar to those which demonstrated substantial plume divergence reduction in testing at PPPL. Comparison to a baseline configuration in which electrodes were replaced by BN segments showed that the presence of electrodes increased the discharge current, reduced the propellant utilization efficiency, and led either to increased plume divergence or to reductions that were smaller than those observed at PPPL. Differences between testing at The Aerospace Corporation and PPPL are discussed which may account for the different results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication39th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781624100987
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003
Event39th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit 2003 - Huntsville, AL, United States
Duration: Jul 20 2003Jul 23 2003

Publication series

Name39th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit

Other

Other39th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit 2003
CountryUnited States
CityHuntsville, AL
Period7/20/037/23/03

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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    Diamant, K. D., Pollard, J. E., Cohen, R. B., Raitses, Y., & Fisch, N. J. (2003). Plume characteristics of the PPPL segmented electrode Hall thruster. In 39th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit (39th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit). American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2003-5159