Thruster

BHT-200 Cluster


Photograph of the BHT-200 cluster mounted inside the LVTF with diagnostics and with thruster labels.

Developed
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Tested at PEPL
2002

Developer
Busek

This cluster of four 200 W Busek thrusters (4x BHT-200-X3) was tested at PEPL to determine the coupling effects associated with clustering. Clustering allows a spacecraft to achieve virtually unlimited scaled power and thrust levels with a given thruster.

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