IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. - Application of Mechanical Probes for Evaluation of Plasma Acceleration in Ablative PPT

Author(s): Tony Schonherr ; Kimiya Komurasaki ; Sebastian Horner ; Yoshihiro Arakawa ; Georg Herdrich
Sponsor(s): IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 January 2015
Volume: 43
Page(s): 226 - 233
ISSN (Paper): 0093-3813
ISSN (Online): 1939-9375
DOI: 10.1109/TPS.2014.2367538
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In pulsed plasma thrusters (PPTs), a highly ionized plasma is created and accelerated by means of a pulsed triggered vacuum gap discharge with concurrently occurring ablation, ionization, and... View More

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