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Primary electric propulsion thrust subsystem definitionA review is presented of the current status of primary propulsion thrust subsystem (TSS) performance, packaging considerations, and certain operational characteristics. Thrust subsystem related work from recent studies by Jet Propulsion Laboratories (JPL), Rockwell and Boeing is discussed. Existing performance for 30-cm thrusters, power processors and TSS is present along with projections for future improvements. Results of analyses to determine (1) magnetic field distributions resulting from an array of thrusters, (2) thruster emitted particle flux distributions from an array of thrusters, and (3) TSS element failure rates are described to indicate the availability of analytical tools for evaluation of TSS designs.
Document ID
19750042509
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Masek, T. D.
Ward, J. W.
Kami, S. (Hughes Research Laboratories Malibu, Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1975
Subject Category
SPACECRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 75-405
Meeting Information
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Electric Propulsion Conference(New Orleans, LA)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS8-30921
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS8-30920
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other