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Effects of Propellant and Electrode Geometry on Pulsed Ablative Plasma Thruster Performance
A performance level compatible with 30% thrust efficiency at 1500 s specific impulse at 1 mlb (4.45 mN) of thrust was demonstrated with the parallel rail pulsed ablative thruster using TeflonExpand
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SURFACE EFFECTS IN A PULSED PLASMA ACCELERATOR
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Continuing development of the short-pulsed ablative space propulsion system.
Major advancements have been made in solid propellant pulsed plasma propulsion technology. A LES-6 microthruster has operated for 8900 hours in orbit. Millipound thrustors have been developed andExpand
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Designing solid propellant pulsed plasma thrusters
In this paper fundamental definitions and a few semiempirical correlations of experimental data of solid propellant pulsed plasma thrusters are used to illustrate the design analysis of suchExpand
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Solid Propellant Pulsed Plasma Propulsion System Design
Fundamental definitions, a few semiempirical correlations of experimental data, and two design constraints of solid propellant-pulsed plasma thrusters are used to illustrate the design analysis ofExpand
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Pulsed plasma microthruster propulsion system for synchronous orbit satellite
A pulsed plasma microthruster system was designed, built, flight qualified, and delivered to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory for installation in the LES-6Expand
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Pulsed plasma microthruster for synchronous meteorological satellite /SMS/
Two completely self contained variable thrust flight prototype plasma propulsion systems using solid teflon as propellant were designed, built and laboratory tested. The impulse bit amplitude of eachExpand
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STUDIES ON AN ELECTRIC DISCHARGE UNDERWATER SOUND SOURCE
Abstract : Operation of the inverse pinch geometry in underwater electrical discharges, viewed as acoustic sources, has been evaluated. The basic characteristics of the signal radiated (e.g.,Expand
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Pulsed Plasma Technology in Microthrusters
Abstract : The report describes the pertinent results of the studies carried out in advancing solid propellant pulsed plasma microthruster system technology in the thrust range from below 1Expand
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