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PEPL Thrusters: SPT-100

Above: Photograph of SPT-100 on display.

Above: Photograph showing SPT-100 mounted to a rotary table inside PEPL's LVTF for MBMS characterization (from ref. 4).

Above: Video of STP-100 operating inside the LVTF during a theta-stage probe sweep.

Selected Relevant Publications

  1. King, L. B. and Gallimore, A. D., "Ion Energy Diagnostics in the Plume of an SPT-100 from Thrust Axis to Backflow Region," AIAA-1998-3641, 34th Joint Propulsion Conference, Cleveland, OH, July 12-15, 1998.
  2. King, L. B. and Gallimore, A. D., "Propellant Ionization and Mass Spectral Measurements in the Plume of an SPT-100," AIAA-1998-3657, 34th Joint Propulsion Conference, Cleveland, OH, July 12-15, 1998.
  3. Kim, S. W., Foster, J. E., and Gallimore, A. D., "Very-Near-Field Plume Measurements of the SPT-100," Proceedings of the Space Transportation Symposium at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science in Sagamihara, Japan on Jan. 13-14, 1997.
  4. King, L. B., "Transport-property and Mass Spectral Measurements in the Plasma Exhaust Plume of a Hall-effect Space Propulsion System," Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Michigan, 1998.
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