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Solid state MPD thruster with applied magnetic field

Solid state MPD thruster with applied magnetic field
Solid state MPD thruster with applied magnetic field
A solid state MPD thruster with applied magnetic field has been investigated. The MPD
has been operated with applied fields up to 0.4 T. Current, impulse bit and ablated mass
have been measured. The thruster has shown a threshold value of the applied magnetic field
over which it does not work, this threshold value increases with the shot energy. Away from
this threshold value the current shows small variation with the applied field. The measured
values of the impulse bit are in accordance with the trends shown by previous investigations
and show a satisfactory agreement with the theoretical values calculated with one of the
authors’ theory.
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Electric Rocket Propulsion Society
Coletti, M.
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Balsetra, A.
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Sensini, M.
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Paccani, G.
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Coletti, M.
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Balsetra, A.
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Sensini, M.
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Paccani, G.
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Coletti, M., Balsetra, A., Sensini, M. and Paccani, G. (2007) Solid state MPD thruster with applied magnetic field. In Proceedings of the 30th International Electric Propulsion Conference (IEPC 2007). Electric Rocket Propulsion Society. pp. 1-10 .

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Abstract

A solid state MPD thruster with applied magnetic field has been investigated. The MPD
has been operated with applied fields up to 0.4 T. Current, impulse bit and ablated mass
have been measured. The thruster has shown a threshold value of the applied magnetic field
over which it does not work, this threshold value increases with the shot energy. Away from
this threshold value the current shows small variation with the applied field. The measured
values of the impulse bit are in accordance with the trends shown by previous investigations
and show a satisfactory agreement with the theoretical values calculated with one of the
authors’ theory.

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Published date: 2007
Additional Information: IEPC-2007-158
Venue - Dates: 30th Electric International Propulsion Conference (IEPC 2007), Italy, 2007-09-17 - 2007-09-20
Organisations: Astronautics Group

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Local EPrints ID: 52078
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/52078
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Date deposited: 19 Jun 2008
Last modified: 13 Mar 2019 20:46

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