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Particle-in-Cell simulation of the plasma properties and ion acceleration of a down-scaled HEMP-Thruster

Brandt, Tim and Trottenberg, Thomas and Groll, Rodion and Jansen, Frank and Keller, Andreas and Hey, Franz Georg and Johann, U. and Kersten, Holger and Braxmaier, Claus (2014) Particle-in-Cell simulation of the plasma properties and ion acceleration of a down-scaled HEMP-Thruster. 4th International Spacecraft Propulsion Conference, May 19th - 22th, 2014,, Cologne, Germany.

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Abstract

First results of computer modeling the characteristics of a downscaled High Effciency Multistage Plasma Thruster (HEMPT) are presented. The aim of the micro- HEMPT development is to meet the requirements in very precise attitude control for upcoming formation flight satellites and probes. Computer modeling can help reach the performance goals and save experimental time. In this presentation, a Particle-in-Cell code based simulation is used to investigate a section of the thrusters discharge chamber and how its plasma characteristics react to the change of an input parameter.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/93744/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Particle-in-Cell simulation of the plasma properties and ion acceleration of a down-scaled HEMP-Thruster
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Brandt, Timtim.brandt (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Trottenberg, ThomasUni KielUNSPECIFIED
Groll, RodionZARM, Bremen, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Jansen, Frankfrank.jansen (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Keller, AndreasAstrium GmbH, Claude-Dornierstra�e 1, 88090 Immenstaad, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Hey, Franz GeorgAirbus Defense and Space, Immenstadt, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Johann, U.EADS Astrium, FriedrichshafenUNSPECIFIED
Kersten, HolgerUni KielUNSPECIFIED
Braxmaier, Clausclaus.braxmaier (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2014
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:HEMP-Thruster, plasma properties simulations
Event Title:4th International Spacecraft Propulsion Conference
Event Location:Cologne, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:May 19th - 22th, 2014,
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben GRACE Follow-On
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Systems Enabling Technologies
Deposited By: Aguilera, Deborah
Deposited On:18 Feb 2016 10:28
Last Modified:18 Feb 2016 10:28

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