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PEPL Thrusters: LGIT

Above-left: Photograph of the first LGIT discharge (single stage mode) inside PEPL's LVTF (300 V and 3.9 A, magnets at half their designed value). Above-right: LGIT operating in two-stage mode. (From ref. 1)

Above: Photograph of the LGIT (from ref. 1).

Above: A solid model showing the LGIT ionization and acceleration stages without the surrounding components (left) and the full assembly (right). (From ref. 1)

Selected Relevant Publications

  1. Beal, B. E. and Gallimore, A. D., "Development of the Linear Gridless Ion Thruster," AIAA-2001-3649, 37th Joint Propulsion Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, July 8-11, 2001.
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