Multi-objective optimization and particle-in-cell simulation of cusped field thruster for micro-satellites platform

Suk H. Yeo, Thomas Fahey, Hideaki Ogawa, Angus Muffatti, Paul Matthias, Daniel Kahnfeld, Maya Padivattathumana, Ralf Schneider

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Electric Propulsion (EP) is a suitable propulsion technology for satellite and space missions, offering advantages over chemical propulsion in various aspects including fuel consumption hence launch cost. The cusped field thruster (CFT) offers advantages over other types of EP such as the gridded ion thruster and Hall effect thruster, with enhanced electron confinement owing to the magnetic mirror and reduced particle loss effects at the dielectric wall. The increasing demand for performance improvement of the propulsion system while downscaling for micro-satellite class platforms has led to considerable efforts dedicated to physical modeling and performance characterization of downsized CFT. In the present study a multi-objective design optimization (MDO) study has been conducted to characterize the performance to maximize three performance objectives of downscaled CFT, namely, thrust, total efficiency, and specific impulse defined by common design parameters, namely, anode voltage, anode current, mass flow rate and geometric configuration. Particle-in-cell simulations have been performed for the selected design points identified in MDO studies for verification by accurately accounting for phenomena and performance losses that originate from uncertainties and complexities associated with the thruster design and physics.

本文言語英語
ホスト出版物のタイトルAIAA Scitech 2019 Forum
出版社American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN(印刷版)9781624105784
DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 1 1 2019
外部発表はい
イベントAIAA Scitech Forum, 2019 - San Diego, 米国
継続期間: 1 7 20191 11 2019

出版物シリーズ

名前AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum

会議

会議AIAA Scitech Forum, 2019
Country米国
CitySan Diego
Period1/7/191/11/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering

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