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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

dc.contributor.authorWest, Michael
dc.contributor.authorCharles, Christine
dc.contributor.authorBoswell, Roderick
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:43:20Z
dc.identifier.issn0748-4658
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/24967
dc.description.abstractSeveral 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
dc.publisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
dc.sourceJournal of Propulsion and Power
dc.subjectKeywords: Confined fusion; Current paths; Direct current; Double layers; Faraday cage; Helicon antenna; In-vacuum; Microarcings; Parasitic plasma; Plasma thrusters; Power coupling; Radio frequencies; RF antenna; RF power; Antenna grounds; Helicons; Plasmas; Radio;
dc.titleOperating Radio Frequency Antennas Immersed in Vacuum: Implications for Ground-Testing Plasma Thrusters
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume26
dc.date.issued2010
local.identifier.absfor020204 - Plasma Physics; Fusion Plasmas; Electrical Discharges
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4735977xPUB35
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationWest, Michael, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationCharles, Christine, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationBoswell, Roderick, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue4, July‚ÄďAugust 2010
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage892
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage896
local.identifier.doi10.2514/1.49384
local.identifier.absseo880305 - Space Transport
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T11:22:19Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-77954929971
local.identifier.thomsonID000280255300032
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