Photograph of the P5-2, a high specific impulse two-stage Hall thruster with plasma lens focusing
Tested at PEPL
The P5-2 is PEPL’s first attempt at creating a two-stage Hall-type accelerator. By adding an additional intermediate electrode, this 5-kW thruster is designed to separately control the ionization and acceleration stage voltage drops.
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.