Development of a novel power processing unit for hall thrusters

Naoji Yamamoto, Haruki Takegahara, Junichiro Aoyagi, Kyoichi Kuriki, Taichiro Tamida, Hiroyuki Osuga

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A newly developed power processing unit (PPU) offers the advantages of smaller size and lighter weight than conventional PPUs. The thrust performance of a magnetic layer type Hall thruster developed at Kyushu University with this new PPU was investigated; it showed a good performance as compared with conventional power supplies. The thrust to power ratio was improved to 58 mN/kW at discharge voltage of 150 V and anode xenon mass flow rate of 1.0 mg/s.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6971216
Pages (from-to)158-164
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Yamamoto, N., Takegahara, H., Aoyagi, J., Kuriki, K., Tamida, T., & Osuga, H. (2015). Development of a novel power processing unit for hall thrusters. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 43(1), 158-164. [6971216].