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Plume Characterisation Testing of European Thrusters, Executive Summary

Dettleff, G. (2004) Plume Characterisation Testing of European Thrusters, Executive Summary. DLR-Interner Bericht. 224-2004 A 03, 103 S.

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Abstract

An extensive study with 6 various subjects (work packages) has been performed to demonstrate the full plume test capacity available at DLR-Göttingen. This meant especially the use of the high vacuum facility STG with its helium-driven cryopump. In addition it could be shown how this facility and the Contamination Chamber CCG, where moderate vacuum can be achieved, complement one another. The study comprised 4 work packages with experimental work including investigations of the backflow and demonstration of the facility’s capacity to maintain space-like vacuum (<10-5 mbar) even when a 10N thruster is fired. The 2 other work packages dealt with possible future applications of STG: investigation of scaled thruster plumes and feasibility of electric thruster plume testing. On the whole 9 reports have been written to document the contract work.

Document Type:Monograph (DLR-Interner Bericht)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2004,
Title:Plume Characterisation Testing of European Thrusters, Executive Summary
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Dettleff, G.UNSPECIFIED
Date:2004
Number of Pages:103
Status:Published
Keywords:Thruster plume testing capacity, DLR high vacuum plume test facility STG, backflow
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:other
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Köln-Porz , Braunschweig , Göttingen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology
Deposited By: Dagmar Brennecke-Hosseinzadeh
Deposited On:31 Jan 2006
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 19:29

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