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Operating the Helicon Double Layer Thruster in a Space Simulation Chamber

Charles, Christine; Boswell, Roderick; Alexander, Peter; Costa, Costanzo; Sutherland, Orson; Pfitzner, Leigh; Franzen, R; Kingwell, Jeff; Parfitt, Andrew; Frigot, Pierre-Etienne; Del Amo, Jose; Saccoccia, Georgio


A prototype of the helicon double layer thruster (HDLT) is designed and manufactured. Initial tests with the thruster mounted on a small vacuum chamber (pumping speed of 700 1 · s-1) show successful operation in xenon with the formation of the double lay

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
DOI: 10.1109/TPS.2008.924425


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