Thruster

P5-2


Photograph of the P5-2, a high specific impulse two-stage Hall thruster with plasma lens focusing

Developed
2001

Tested at PEPL
2009-2010

Developer
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.

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