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PEPL Thrusters: P5

Above: P5 discharging in PEPL's LVTF (from ref. 2).

Above: Photograph of the P5 prior to operation (from ref. 3).

Selected Relevant Publications

  1. Gulczinski, F. S., "Examination of the Structure and Evolution of Ion Energy Properties of a 5 kW Class Laboratory Hall Effect Thruster at Various Operational Conditions," Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Michigan, 1999.
  2. Haas, J. M., Gallimore, A. D., "Considerations on the Role of the Hall Current in a Laboratory-Model Thruster," AIAA-2001-3507, 37th Joint Propulsion Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, July 8-11, 2001.
  3. Haas, J. M.,"Low-perturbation Interrogation of the Internal and Near-field Plasma Structure of a Hall Thruster Using a High-Speed Probe Positioning System," Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2001.
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