Physics, mathematics, and technology

2014 Issue №4

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Creation of the effective cathode jack for the micro-SPD



This paper presents the scope of challenges which are faced in development and manufacturing of the cathode-compensator dedicated for micro-SPTs, and possible ways of how to overcome them. As compared to standard models, such a cathode shall be smaller in dimensions, shall have a lover propellant flow rate, as well as lover heater power and power consumption when self-operated; and it shall be able to operate in the current range of 0.3…1A or lower.


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