Advanced ion thruster research

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  • Ion rockets.,
  • Space vehicles -- Propulsion systems.

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Microfiche. [Washington, D.C.? : National Aeronautics and Space Administration], 1984. 2 microfiches.

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StatementPaul J. Wilbur.
SeriesNASA CR -- 168340., NASA contractor report -- NASA CR-168340.
ContributionsUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
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Open LibraryOL16116667M

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Dan M. Goebel, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist in the Advanced Propulsion Technology Group at JPL in Pasadena, California. Since joining JPL inhe has worked on the development of high-efficiency ion thrusters, advanced long life cathodes and grids, and electric-thruster life models for deep space missions.

Get this from a library. Advanced ion thruster research. [Paul J Wilbur; Lewis Research Center.; Colorado State University. Department of Mechanical Engineering.] -- A series of experiments conducted on a ring cusp magnetic field ion thruster; in which the anode, cathode and discharge chamber backplate were moved relative to the magnetic cusp; are described.

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Performing Organization Code 7. Author(s)!l. Performing Organization Report No. Piul J. Wil bur Work Unit No. Advanced ion thruster research - CORE Reader. Fundamentals of Electric Propulsion: Ion and Hall Thrusters March The research described in this publication was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service. The NASA's evolutionary xenon thruster (NEXT) ion propulsion system has been in advanced technology development under the NASA in-space propulsion technology project.

A key feature of future deep-space science missions will be the need for significantly greater on-board propulsion capability. To meet this need, ion propulsion based on the technology that flew on NASA's Deep Space 1 spacecraft has now entered the mainstream of propulsion options available for.

Advanced Propulsion: Multi-megawatt Lithium-ion Drives. JPL (Jet Propulsion Lab) will be testing a ISP lithium ion thruster within 4. The first ion thrusters did not last very long, but the ion thruster on Deep Space 1 exceeded expectations and was used more t hours during a period of over 2 years.

The ion thrusters being developed now are being designed to operate for 7 to 10 years. Find out more about ion propulsion: > Glenn Ion Propulsion Research and Development. Dan M. Goebel, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist in the Advanced Propulsion Technology Group at JPL in Pasadena, California.

Since joining JPL inhe has worked on the development of high-efficiency ion thrusters, advanced long life cathodes and grids, and electric-thruster life models for deep space missions.5/5(1). Space propulsion systems have a great influence on our ability to travel to other planets or how cheap a satellite can provide TV programs.

Advanced ion thruster research book book provides an up-to-date overview of all kinds of propulsion systems ranging from classical rocket technology, nuclear propulsion to electric propulsion systems, and further to micro- propellantless and even breakthrough propulsion, which is a new Reviews: 8.

Based largely on research and development performed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and complemented with scores of tables, figures, homework problems, and references, Fundamentals of Electric Propulsion: Ion and Hall Thrusters is an indispensable textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students who are preparing to enter the Reviews: 3.

An ion thruster or ion drive is a form of electric propulsion used for spacecraft creates thrust by accelerating ions using electricity.

An ion thruster ionizes a neutral gas by extracting some electrons out of atoms, creating a cloud of positive ion thrusters rely mainly on electrostatics as ions are accelerated by the Coulomb force along an electric field.

Propulsion Research Dr. Pourpoint research focus in propulsion is to further the understanding of storable propellant ignition and combustion through system level testing and advanced diagnostic techniques with an emphasis on novel propellant combinations.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite Reston, VA   Ion thrusters are among the most exciting propulsion systems for future deep space exploration, and the technology's viability has already been demonstrated on dozens of spacecraft.

Advanced ion thruster research by: Wilbur, Paul J. Published: () Spatially-resolved beam current and charge-state distributions for the NEXT ion engine Published: (). Walker’s primary research interests lie in electric propulsion, plasma physics, and hypersonic aerodynamics/plasma interaction.

He has extensive design and testing experience with Hall thrusters and ion engines. Walker performed seminal work in Hall thruster. Ion Drive Engine 1. Presented by CHANDRAPRAKASH S-7 mechanical Roll no – 16 Register no 2. Chemical thrusters • Chemical thrusters such as fuels can’t give much power for a long mission • Its is unreliable, that it needs frequent refueling Solar energy • Solar energy is abundantly available in space, but cant utilize it completely asteroids • Fast moving shuttles are.

An advanced ion propulsion engine, built by NASA Glenn Research Center and Aerojet Rocketdyne, completes a world record long endurance test in an eight year project. NASA Thruster Achieves World-Record 5+Years of Operation | NASA.

The agency has also been testing a more advanced ion engine, called NASA’s Evolutionary Xenon Thruster (NEXT), which generates times as much thrust as an NSTAR engine. The majority of NASA’s research into Hall thrusters is currently focused on the Advanced Electric Propulsion System, or AEPS.

This is a solar electric propulsion system which encompasses the power generation and conditioning equipment, as well as a 14 kW SPT thruster known as HERMeS, or the Hall Effect Rocket with Magnetic Shielding. Frisbee, R. H., "Advanced Space Propulsion for the 21st Century," Journal of Propulsion and Po 6, ().

Brophy, J., "Advanced Ion Propulsion Systems for Affordable Deep-Space Missions," Acta Astronaut (). April 6, The ion propulsion system on Deep Space 1 is the culmination of over 50 years of development on electric engine systems in ed on Oct.

24,Deep Space 1 will be the first spacecraft to actually use ion propulsion to reach another planetary body. The Io Series offers Cubesat teams as well as research labs, educational labs, and industry small-sat start-ups a unique, entry-level, fully integrated, and easy-to-use advanced ion and plasma thruster option at several orders of magnitude cost reduction from current market offerings of similar thruster technologies in the same power class.

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NTR #, “Low Power Hall Thruster with internal Cathode” Books and Book Chapters. D.M. Goebel and I. Katz, Fundamentals of Electric Propulsion Ion and Hall Thrusters. AE Rocket Propulsion Gridded Ion Thruster Performance - • Thrust 𝜏=𝑚 𝑢 • Mass flow rate related to current • Maximum thrust limited by achievable current density • For gridded ion engine, ion current limited by space-charge –field from dense ions creates “shield” from.

Scientists have debated for decades whether the propulsion concept known as EmDrive is real or wishful thinking. A sensitive new tool may at last provide an answer.

Manufacture & Research. Components. Advanced Components. Gallente. Ion Thruster. Ion Thruster. Propulsion Component used primarily in Gallente ships. A component in various other technology as well. structure; 1 kg. Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests Out its New Advanced Ion Engine System When it comes to the next generation of space exploration, a number of key technologies are being investigated.

At present, the most advanced and mature gridded ion thruster technology is that embodied in the 7-kW NEXT ion thruster. The proposed Phase I effort seeks to design and fabricate a ion thruster discharge chamber with an equivalent beam area of a cm-diameter cylindrical ion thruster with the capacity to fill the 7 to kW void that currently.

Mercury ion thruster technology The Mercury Ion Thruster Technology program was an investigation for improving the understanding of state-of-the-art mercury ion thrusters. Emphasis was placed on optimizing the performance and simplifying the design of the 30 cm diameter ring-cusp discharge chamber.

Goebel is presently a Senior Research Scientist in the Advanced Propulsion Group at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California.

Since joining JPL inhe has worked on the development of high efficiency ion thrusters, advanced long life components such as cathodes and grids, and thruster life model validation for deep space.

On Monday, NASA announced that its advanced ion propulsion engine operated hours, or five and a half years – and that’s without stops for fuel or coffee. Developed under NASA's. Electric propulsion research and technology in the United States.

W On-orbit propulsion requirements and performance assessment of ion propulsion subsystems for future GEO large satellite missions A nuclear powered pulsed inductive plasma accelerator as a viable propulsion concept for advanced OTV space applications.

TAPPER; https. The basic principle is to create and accelerate massive electric charges like ions (hence the term ion propulsion), to ejection speeds much higher than chemical propulsion.

Whereas in chemical propulsion the main difficulty comes from achieving large thermal energy, here the difficulty comes from disposing, in space, of a large electric power. Ion Propulsion Ion propulsion is a method of propulsion that uses electrical rather than chemical forces to generate thrust for a spacecraft.

Although less powerful than chemical engines, ion propulsion engines are more efficient and can be used continuously for long periods, making them ideal for deep space missions.

The concept of ion propulsion has existed for many years, but only recently. In spacecraft propulsion, a Hall-effect thruster (HET) is a type of ion thruster in which the propellant is accelerated by an electric field.

Hall-effect thrusters use a magnetic field to limit the electrons' axial motion and then use them to ionize propellant, efficiently accelerate the ions to produce thrust, and neutralize the ions in the -effect thrusters (based on the discovery.

Because of the low thrust, ion thrusters are incapable of reaching orbit independently ; 7 The Disadvantage of Ion Propulsion 8 Systems Ion Thruster. Based on electrostatic acceleration of Xenon ions (acceleration using electric fields) Isp values upwards of s (Space Shuttle main engines have Isp of s) Current Ion Thruster Systems.P.-Y.

C. R. Taunay, S. G. Bilén and Michael M Micci,"Numerical Simulations of a Miniature Microwave Ion Thruster", International Electric Propulsion Conference M. W. Crofton, P. T. Stout, Michael M Micci and E. L. Petersen,"Particle-Impact Ignition Measurements in a High-Pressure Oxygen Shock Tube", Proceedings of the 28th.

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