Pulsed Plasmoid Propulsion : The ELF Thruster IEPC-2009

  title={Pulsed Plasmoid Propulsion : The ELF Thruster IEPC-2009},
  author={David E. Kirtley},
The Electrodeless Lorentz Force (ELF) thruster creates a high-density, magnetized plasmoid known as a Field Reversed Configuration (FRC) employing a Rotating Magnetic Field (RMF). The RMF driven azimuthal currents, coupled with the enhanced axial magnetic field gradient produced by the FRC inside the flux preserving conical thruster, produce a large axial JθxBr force that accelerates the plasmoid to high velocity. The ELF thruster has the potential to produce highly variable thrust and specific… CONTINUE READING
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