Modeling of a helicon plasma source

Abstract

A helicon gas discharge is used in the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR) to initiate plasmas. The overall performance of the VASIMR thruster depends upon the efficiency of the helicon plasma source. A set of various models is proposed to facilitate our understanding of recent experimental data. These models range from 0-D plasma… (More)

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@article{Batishchev2001ModelingOA, title={Modeling of a helicon plasma source}, author={Oleg Batishchev and K. Molvig}, journal={PPPS-2001 Pulsed Power Plasma Science 2001. 28th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science and 13th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference. Digest of Papers (Cat. No.01CH37251)}, year={2001}, volume={1}, pages={114-117 vol.1} }