Development of electrodeless electric propulsion systems using high-density helicon plasmas: The HEAT project

Taisei Motomura, Shunjiro Shinohara, Takao Tanikawa, Tohru Hada, Ikkoh Funaki, Hiroyuki Nishida, Konstantin P. Shamrai, Takeshi Matsuoka, Fumiko Otsuka, Timofei S. Rudenko, Eiji Ohno, Kenji Yokoi, Takahiro Nakamura

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    Abstract

    In order to develop completely electrodeless next generation plasma thrusters for deep space missions, we have initiated the HEAT (Helicon Electrodeless Advanced Thruster) project. In our scheme, source plasmas are generated by means of the highly efficient helicon-wave discharge; they are then electromagnetically accelerated using external antennas to yield a thrust. The entire process can be achieved without using any eroding electrodes, leading to plasma thrusters of a limitless lifetime.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011 - Istanbul, Turkey
    Duration: Aug 13 2011Aug 20 2011

    Publication series

    Name2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011

    Other

    Other2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011
    CountryTurkey
    CityIstanbul
    Period8/13/118/20/11

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Motomura, T., Shinohara, S., Tanikawa, T., Hada, T., Funaki, I., Nishida, H., Shamrai, K. P., Matsuoka, T., Otsuka, F., Rudenko, T. S., Ohno, E., Yokoi, K., & Nakamura, T. (2011). Development of electrodeless electric propulsion systems using high-density helicon plasmas: The HEAT project. In 2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011 [6051085] (2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011). https://doi.org/10.1109/URSIGASS.2011.6051085