Compact helicon source experiments for electrodeless electromagnetic thruster

Kyoichiro Toki, Takashi Hashimoto, Yoshikazu Tanaka, Shunjiro Shinohara, Tohru Hada, Yasushi Ikeda, Takao Tanikawa, Konstantin P. Shamrai, Ikkoh Funaki

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    Abstract

    Ar plasma of 1013 cm-3 density was formed in a 2.5 cm i.d. helicon source and the acceleration experiments using RF antennae were performed. A repetitious saw-tooth coil current acceleration method and a continuous "Lissajous" acceleration method were tested. The latter method attained 3.5 km/s plasma exhaust velocity. Judging from the plasma properties measurements, this is thought to be an electromagnetic acceleration.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - 43rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference
    Pages3104-3110
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 10 2007
    Event43rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference - Cincinnati, OH, United States
    Duration: Jul 8 2007Jul 11 2007

    Publication series

    NameCollection of Technical Papers - 43rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference
    Volume3

    Other

    Other43rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference
    CountryUnited States
    CityCincinnati, OH
    Period7/8/077/11/07

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Space and Planetary Science

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