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Investigation of a pulsed electrothermal thruster

Investigation of a pulsed electrothermal thruster

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Published by The Administration, For sale by the National Technical Information Service in [Washington, DC], [Springfield, Va .
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  • Rocket engines -- Thrust,
  • Electric propulsion,
  • Propellants

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    Statementby R.L. Burton ... [et al.] ; prepared for National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    SeriesNASA CR -- 168266, NASA contractor report -- 168266
    ContributionsBurton, R. L. 1940-, United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, GT-Devices, Inc
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14927783M

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite Reston, VA Numerical modeling of the Pulsed Inductive Thruster exercising the magnetohydrodynamics code, MACH2 aims to provide bilateral validation of the thruster's measured performance and the code's capability of capturing the pertinent physical processes. Computed impulse values for helium and argon propellants demonstrate excellent correlation to the Cited by: 7.

    These thruster clusters, pictured at right, feature the following • Precise, pulsed impulse bits (80μN-s) • Direct flight heritage • Solid propellant – no pressurized containers, no moving parts • Low power. A pulsed inductive thruster (PIT) is a form of ion thruster, Pulsed inductive thrusters can maintain constant specific impulse and thrust efficiency over a wide range of input power levels by adjusting the pulse rate to maintain a constant discharge energy per pulse. It .

      An electrothermal thruster, as the name suggests, uses electric energy to heat the propellant, either into a plasma or just a hot gas, to then expand through a nozzle. Usually used on systems that cannot store volatile chemicals because of long mi. A microwave thermal thruster (MET) is a type of electric thruster where the propellant is heated via microwave energy inside a properly designed resonant cavity and then the gas is expanded through a conventional converging-diverging nozzle to produce thrust. Thus, in a microwave electrothermal thruster a microwave resonant cavity acts in a similarFile Size: 6MB.

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Investigation on an electrothermal hydrazine thruster These requirements can only be fulfilled when the following parameters are brought into agreement: -mesh size and diameter of wire of the Investigation of a pulsed electrothermal thruster book screen, --diameter of injection orifice (capillary tube), --distance of injectionarea to screen area, - Author: H.

Twardy. An electrothermal thruster that operates in a rapid-pulse mode at low power (Author: Rodney L Burton. Microplasma thruster of electrothermal type has been investigated with feed or propellant gases of He and H{sub 2}.

The thruster consisted of an azimuthally symmetric microwave-excited microplasma source mm in diameter and 10 mm long with a rod antenna on axis, and a converging-diverging micronozzle 1 mm long with a throat mm in diameter. • More common electrothermal thruster in space (to date) • Early deployment on Intelsat V (by TRW Space & Commun.)File Size: KB.

Electrothermal Thrusters Resistojets are the simplest form of electric propulsion. The resistojet increases efficiency of cold gas thrusters by heating the propellant, followed by expansion through a rocket nozzle.

The primary benefits of Busek’s ammonia micro-resistojet (MRJ) are higher thrust and efficiency than a typical gas system. The Project of Osaka-Institute-of-Technology Electric-Rocket-Engine onboard Small Space Ship (PROITERES) was started at Osaka Institute of Technology. In PROITERES, a kg small satellite with electrothermal pulsed plasma thrusters (PPTs), named JOSHO.

Numerical investigation of the electric field distribution and the power deposition in the resonant cavity of a microwave electrothermal thruster Article (PDF Available) in AIP Advances 7(4.

Figure 2. Schematic of the electromagnetic pulsed plasma thruster. Electrothermal Pulsed Plasma Thruster The electrothermal-acceleration-type PPT shown in Figure 3 has electrode geometry of coaxial shape.

The electrothermal PPT accelerates the plasma by. An electrically-powered spacecraft propulsion system uses electrical, and possibly also magnetic fields, to change the velocity of a of these kinds of spacecraft propulsion systems work by electrically expelling propellant (reaction mass) at high speed.

Electric thrusters typically use much less propellant than chemical rockets because they have a higher exhaust speed (operate. The niche for electrothermal systems is rapidly moving away from large, power-rich spacecraft to small, a cursory look at low-power electromagnetic pulsed plasma thrusters showed the.

thrustwas too low to overcome the dra_ for this mission and further analysis was not continued. For the thruster which incorporates some of the. A pulsed plasma thruster (PPT), also known as a plasma jet engine, is a form of electric spacecraft propulsion.

PPTs are generally considered the simplest form of electric spacecraft propulsion and were the first form of electric propulsion to be flown in space, having flown on two Soviet probes (Zond 2 and Zond 3) starting in PPTs are generally flown on spacecraft with a surplus of.

Electrothermal thrusters differ from both electromagnetic and electrostatic propulsion systems due to their operational design; electromagnetic and electrostatic systems propel charged ions through the use of electric and magnetic fields, while electrothermal systems heat the propellant, and rely upon thermal dynamics to propel the system (Jordan, ).

3/02/ Busek wins NASA Cubesat contract for electrospray propulsion. See press release. 2/10/ SSL announces Busek collaboration on NASA and government programs. See article. 2/01/ NASA Spinoff features Busek electrospray thruster.

See article. 2/01/ Busek Electric Thrusters Complete In-Space Commissioning aboard LISA Pathfinder. See press release. [5] Power, J. L., Sullivan, D. J., "Preliminary Investigation of High Power Microwave PLasmas for Electrothermal Thruster Use:' AIAA, AIAA/SAE/ASME/ASEE 29th Joint Propulsion Conference, Monterey, CA, June pressure section mounting plate Figure 1: Schematic of the microwave resonant cavity electrothermal thruster prototype.

The File Size: KB. research and development of electrothermal pulsed plasma thruster systems for powered flight of the 2nd oit proiteres satellite Session Paper: Pulsed Electrothermal (PET) Thruster Description GT-Devices has been developing [] the propulsion concept called pulsed electrothermal or PET.

The system is shown in Fig. 3 in its simplest form. A power supply continuously charges an electric energy store, while liquid propellant is fed into a thrust chamber. The output frequency of the electrothermal thruster is 85MHz with considerable harmonics.

This has been tested under medium vacuum at 1 Torr, or Pa and the mass flow rate is 70 mg/s. The input. In order to understand the physical phenomenon, let us consider the simplest model of an electrothermal thruster with the following assumptions: (1) a one-dimensional flow; (2) constant specific heats; (3) the electrical power, P e, is transferred to the gas with % thermal efficiency, with the propellant gas reaching a final stagnation Cited by: 3.

A potential electrothermal plasma micro-thruster for use with CubeSats or other micro-satellites is under development at The Australian National University and forms the basis for this work.

The thruster, known as ‘Pocket Rocket’, utilises neutral gas heating from ion-neutral collisions within a Cited by: 2. Electrothermal Pulsed Plasma Thruster P>The physical processes of a pulsed discharge in a Teflon cavity of a co-axial pulsed plasma thruster (PPT) are analyzed.

We consider electrothermal PPT that has this central Teflon cavity to produce a high- pressure cloud .The pulsed plasma thruster used is a NASA Glenn laboratory model based on the LES 8/9 series of PPTs, and is similar in design to the Earth Observing-1 satellite PPT.

At the 20 J discharge energy level, the thruster ablates µg of Teflon, creating an impulse bit of µN-s with a specific impulse of s.

In a Microwave Electrothermal Thruster, the electric power available on a satellite through solar panels is converted to high voltage using sophisticated power conditioning circuits.