Thrust measurements in a low-magnetic field high-density mode in the helicon double layer thruster
A momentum flux measuring instrument (MFMI) has been used to take thrust measurements of the helicon double layer thruster (HDLT) prototype immersed in a vacuum chamber. The MFMI recorded a sharp increase in force when the plasma transitioned into a low-magnetic field, high-density mode. The HDLT uses a helicon antenna to generate an ion beam-containing plasma in a diverging magnetic field. The presence of a low-magnetic field mode in the HDLT prototype was demonstrated and its properties were...[Show more]
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