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Scaling laws for a High Efficiency Multistage Plasma Thruster

Brandt, Tim and Schneider, Ralf and Duras, Julia and Kahnfeld, Daniel and Hey, Franz Georg and Jansen, Frank and Trottenberg, Thomas and Kersten, Holger and Ulrich, Johann and Braxmaier, Claus (2017) Scaling laws for a High Efficiency Multistage Plasma Thruster. DPG Tagung, 13.03-17.03.2017, Bremen, Deutschland.

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Abstract

Upcoming formation flying space missions have unprecedented requirements in both low thrust and low noise-to-thrust ratio for attitude control. With the recent discovery of gravitational waves, LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna) is an outstanding example for such a mission. Its requirements are thrust no more than 100 µN and root of the noise spectral density ≤ 0.1 µN/√Hz. One attempt to reach this regime is to develop a downscaled version of the High Efficiency Multistage Plasma Thruster (HEMPT). One part of this activity is to support the development by computer modeling. In order to simulate the thruster plasma, the Particle-in-Cell (PiC) method is used. We will present analytical considerations and models using the PiC method for a downscaled and an unscaled HEMPT which has been performed in order to investigate the scaling laws of this kind of plasma thruster.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/112007/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Scaling laws for a High Efficiency Multistage Plasma Thruster
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Brandt, TimTim.Brandt (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schneider, RalfUni GreifswaldUNSPECIFIED
Duras, JuliaUni GreifswaldUNSPECIFIED
Kahnfeld, DanielUni GreifswaldUNSPECIFIED
Hey, Franz Georgairbus ds gmbhUNSPECIFIED
Jansen, FrankFrank.Jansen (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Trottenberg, Thomasuni kielUNSPECIFIED
Kersten, Holgeruni kielUNSPECIFIED
Ulrich, JohannAirbus DSUNSPECIFIED
Braxmaier, Clausclaus.braxmaier (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2017
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:LISA, gravitional waves, Plasma thruster
Event Title:DPG Tagung
Event Location:Bremen, Deutschland
Event Type:national Conference
Event Dates:13.03-17.03.2017
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - no assignment
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Systems Enabling Technologies
Institute of Space Systems > Controlling, Logistics
Deposited By: Hüls, Simone
Deposited On:27 Apr 2017 10:44
Last Modified:27 Apr 2017 10:44

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