Thruster

Experimental Coaxial Field Reversed Configuration Thruster (XOCOT)


Schematic (left) of XOCOT system and photograph (right) of the XOCOT annular chamber, test setup, and current transmission cables.

Developed
2005 – 2008

Tested at PEPL
2005 – 2008

Developer
PEPL, Air Force Research Laboratory

This 40-cm outer diameter thruster is a low-voltage annular field reversed configuration plasma device operated by a 10-kJ pulsed power facility at the AFRL.

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