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2012 Issue №4

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Investigation of influences parameters and topology of magnetic field peripheral zone stationary plasma thruster on the efficiency of the cathode-compensator

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44-51

Abstract

In this paper it is investigated an influence of magnetic field characteristics (parameters and topology) of SPT using SPT-100 thruster model on efficiency of cathode-compensator operation while the cathode is translated. During investigations the comparison results of experiments and calculations suggests influence on efficiency of cathode-compensator operation either magnetic field topology or magnetic field induction in cathode position. It is founded a correlation between magnetic field induction in cathode position and thruster performance. It is determined assumptive magnetic field induction less as 30 Gauss in cathode position for better performance and requisite lifetime of thruster.

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