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Operating Radio Frequency Antennas Immersed in Vacuum: Implications for Ground-Testing Plasma Thrusters

West, Michael; Charles, Christine; Boswell, Roderick

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Several of the challenges associated with operating the radio frequency (RF) antenna of the Helicon Double Layer Thruster (HDLT) prototype immersed in a vacuum have been discussed. Antennas immersed in vacuum can come into contact with the plasma and, if

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/24967
Source: Journal of Propulsion and Power
DOI: 10.2514/1.49384

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