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Performance characterization of a helicon double layer thruster using direct thrust measurements

Pottinger, Sabrina; Lappas, Viaos; Charles, Christine; Boswell, Roderick

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The performance of a helicon double layer thruster (HDLT) has been characterized using a pendulum type thrust stand and retarding field energy analyser. Data recorded for a fixed propellant flow rate of 16 sccm of krypton and fixed magnetic field topology show that the thrust generated increases linearly with increasing radio frequency input power over a range 250-650 W. Over the power range investigated thrust levels of approximately 1-2.8 mN were achieved. A maximum effective specific impulse...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/19250
Source: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
DOI: 10.1088/0022-3727/44/23/235201

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