1-kW arcjet operating inside PEPL’s LVTF.
Tested at PEPL
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%.
The H9 Magnetically Shielded Hall Thruster
Hofer, R.R., Cusson, S.E., Lobbia, R.B., and Gallimore, A.D.
Performance of the H9 Magnetically Shielded Hall Thrusters
Cusson, S. E., Hofer, R. R., Lobbia, R. B., Jorns, B. A., and Gallimore, A. D.