Ionization Efficiency in Electric Propulsion Devices


While it is widely known that propellant ionization represents an energy loss mechanism that acts to decrease the efficiency of electric propulsion devices, it is not apparent how or where this loss can be measured in thruster data. Furthermore, the manner in which the propellant is ionized holds potential inefficiencies (power losses) above and beyond… (More)


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@inproceedings{Ross2007IonizationEI, title={Ionization Efficiency in Electric Propulsion Devices}, author={Jerry L. Ross}, year={2007} }