Thruster

1-kW Arcjet


1-kW arcjet operating inside PEPL’s LVTF.

Developed
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Tested at PEPL
1992

Developer
NASA LeRC (now GRC)

The first electric propulsion device tested at PEPL was a 1 kW class arcjet from NASA Lewis Research Center (now Glenn Research Center). The arcjet operated on both hydrogen and simulated hydrazine decomposition products. The specific impulse peaked at ~800 s (hydrogen) at an efficiency of 30%.

Selected Publications


  • The H9 Magnetically Shielded Hall Thruster

    Hofer, R.R., Cusson, S.E., Lobbia, R.B., and Gallimore, A.D.

    35th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Atlanta,GA, IEPC-2017-232, 2017

  • Performance of the H9 Magnetically Shielded Hall Thrusters

    Cusson, S. E., Hofer, R. R., Lobbia, R. B., Jorns, B. A., and Gallimore, A. D.

    35th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Atlanta,GA, IEPC-2017-239, 2017