# Development of Plasma Codes for the Design of Mini-Helicon Thrusters

@inproceedings{Pavarin2011DevelopmentOP, title={Development of Plasma Codes for the Design of Mini-Helicon Thrusters}, author={Daniele Pavarin and Francesca Ferri and Marco Manente and Davide Curreli and Davide Melazzi and D. Rondini and Alessandro Cardinali and Johan A. Carlsson}, year={2011} }

A compact low-power plasma thruster using high-efficiency radiofrequency sources is currently under development by the European consortium HPH.com “Helicon plasma hydrazine combined micro” (7th Framework Programme of European Union). The main objective of the HPH.com research is to design, optimize and develop a spacecraft thruster based on radiofrequency plasma source working in the helicon range, and investigate on applications to mini-satellites for attitude and position control. The design…

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