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Record 86 of 13477
Numerical simulations of the electrodynamic interactions between the Tethered-Satellite-System and space plasma
Author and Affiliation:
Vashi, Bharat I.(Alabama, University, Huntsville, United States)
Abstract: The first Tethered-Satellite-System (TSS-1), scheduled for a flight in late 1992, is expected to provide relevant information related to the concept of generating an emf in a 20-km-long (or longer) conducting wire. This paper presents numerical simulations of the electrodynamic interactions between the TSS system and space plasma, using a 2D and 3D models of the system. The 2D case code simulates the motion of a long cylinder past a plasma, which is composed of electrons and H(+) ions. The system is solved by allowing the plasma to flow past the cylinder with an imposed magnetic field. The more complex 3D case is considered to study the dynamics in great detail. Results of 2D simulation show that the interaction of a satellite with plasma flowing perpendicularly to the magnetic field results in an enhancement in the current collection.
Publication Date: Mar 01, 1992
Document ID:
19920056079
(Acquired Nov 22, 1995)
Accession Number: 92A38703
Subject Category: SPACECRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Report/Patent Number: AIAA PAPER 92-1630
Document Type: Preprint
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAS8-37107; NASW-1562
Organization Source: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
NASA; Washington, DC, United States
Description: 9p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; ELECTRODYNAMICS; PLASMA INTERACTIONS; SPACE PLASMAS; TETHERED SATELLITES; MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC FLOW; THREE DIMENSIONAL MODELS; TWO DIMENSIONAL MODELS
Imprint And Other Notes: AIAA, Space Programs and Technologies Conference, Huntsville, AL, Mar. 24-27, 1992. 9 p. Research supported by Cray Research, Inc.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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