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This paper is focused on the description of simulation codes developed to design a helicon plasma thruster for a small satellite under development in the research project Helicon plasma hydrazine combined micro (HPH.com) conducted within the 7th Framework Program of the EU by a European consortium.
We describe an efficient solver for the potential formulation of Maxwell's equations, defined by the Lorenz gauge. Our method is based on constructing fast convolution algorithms for semi-discrete boundary integral solutions to the wave equation. Using an alternate direction implicit (ADI) splitting, we achieve an O(N), A-stable and second order accurate… (More)
The Convected Scheme (CS) is a family of semi-Lagrangian algorithms, most usually applied to the solution of Boltzmann's equation, which uses a method of characteristics in an integral form to project a moving cell (MC) forward to a group of mesh cells. In earlier work , a 4th-order version of the cell-centered CS was presented, which was based on… (More)