Numerical simulation of the insert chemistry of the hollow cathode from the deep space 1 ion engine 30,000 Hrs life test
Coletti, Michele, Grubisic, Angelo and Gabriel, Stephen (2007) Numerical simulation of the insert chemistry of the hollow cathode from the deep space 1 ion engine 30,000 Hrs life test. In, 30th International Electric Propulsion Conference (IEPC 2007), Florence, IT, 17 - 20 Sep 2007.
A model for the insert chemistry developed by the authors and based on the knowledge of the BaO – CaO – Al2O3 ternary system the ELT discharge cathode insert from the Deep Space 1 life test has been simulated. The computed data show a good agreement with the experimental one; the agreement increase with the imposition of boundary conditions closer to the experimental evidence. Tungsten deposition effect have been introduced into the model using experimental data and further improving the agreement between computed and measured data. The deposition trend found suggests the possibility of a link between barium depletion and tungsten deposition.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Keywords:||hollow cathode, insert chemistry, nstar|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QA Mathematics
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Astronautics
|Date Deposited:||04 Oct 2007|
|Last Modified:||08 Jun 2012 12:18|
|Contributors:||Coletti, Michele (Author)
Grubisic, Angelo (Author)
Gabriel, Stephen (Author)
|RDF:||RDF+N-Triples, RDF+N3, RDF+XML, Browse.|
Actions (login required)