Photograph of the NASA-173Mv2 prior to testing
Tested at PEPL
PEPL, NASA GRC
Lessons learned from the development and testing of the NASA 173Mv1 led to development of the NASA-173Mv2 in 2003. This second-generation PEPL Hall thruster demonstrated that a properly designed magnetic lens allows the thruster efficiency to monotonically increase with the discharge voltage.
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.