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Accession Number ADA564078
Title Advanced Plasma Propulsion.
Publication Date Nov 2011
Media Count 145p
Personal Author A. Hallock E. Choueiri M. Martinez-Sanchez M. A. Cappelli S. Gildea
Abstract This final technical report documents an extensive experimental and theoretical effort, sponsored by AFOSR under Dr. Mitat Birkan and coordinated between research groups at three universities (MIT, Princeton, Stanford) dealing with two main branches of plasma propulsion: (Branch I) Ion production and acceleration from non-annular, magnetically insulated thrusters. (Branch II) Electrodeless inductive plasma propulsion, specifically the Faraday Accelerator with RF-Assisted Discharge and Conical Theta Pinch (FARAD+CTP).
Keywords Current sheets
Cusped field thrusters
Dynamic plasma behavior
Electron kinetic tracking
Ion transport
Laser induced fluorescence
Plasma accelerators
Plasma engines
Plasma propulsion

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 46G - Plasma Physics
81B - Electric & Ion Propulsion
Corporate Author Princeton Univ., NJ.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 1 Nov 2009-31 Aug 2011.
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number FA9550-09-1-0127

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