PEPL MPD (Magnetoplasmadynamic) Thruster
Photograph of PEPL’s MPD thruster on display.
Tested at PEPL
This applied-field pulsed MPD thruster was provided by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and is based on Prof. Gallimore’s graduate work at Princeton. The thruster was tested at PEPL in a collaboration project with NASA Lewis Research Center (now GRC). The goal of the project was to study the suitability of the MPD thruster for 10-kW class solar electric orbit transfer vehicle (SEOTV) missions.
Performance of the H9 Magnetically Shielded Hall Thrusters
Cusson, S. E., Hofer, R. R., Lobbia, R. B., Jorns, B. A., and Gallimore, A. D.
The H9 Magnetically Shielded Hall Thruster
Hofer, R.R., Cusson, S.E., Lobbia, R.B., and Gallimore, A.D.
Dispersion relation measurements of plasma modes in the near-field plume of a 9-kW magnetically shielded thruster
Brown, Z. A., and Jorns, B. A.
Experimental Evidence for Ion Acoustic Solitons in the Plume of a Hollow Cathode
Georgin, M.P., Jorns, B.A., and Gallimore, A.D.
Ion Acoustic Turbulence in the Hollow Cathode Plume of a Hall Effect Thruster
Cusson, S.E., Brown., Z, Dale, E.T., Jorns, B.A., and Gallimore, A.D.
Non-Invasive Characterization of the Ionization Region of a Hall Effect Thruster
Dale, E.T. and Jorns, B.A.
Spatial Evolution of Plasma Waves in the Near-field of a Magnetically Shielded Hall Thruster
Brown, Z. and Jorns, B.A.
Impact of Neutral Density on the Magnetic Shielding of Hall Thrusters
Cusson, S.E., Jorns, B.A., and Gallimore, A.D.
Two-zone Hall thruster breathing mode mechanism, Part II: Experiment
Dale, E.T., and Jorns, B.A.
Experimental Correlation between Anomalous Electron Collision Frequency and Plasma Turbulence in a Hall Effect Thruster
Brown, Z.A, Dale, E., and Jorns, B.A.
Non-invasive in situ measurement of the near-wall ion kinetic energy in a magnetically shielded Hall thruster
Cusson, Sarah E.
Performance of a 9-kW Magnetically-Shielded Hall Thruster with Krypton
Leanne L. Su , Alexander R. Vazsonyi and Benjamin Jorns
Performance Comparison of a 9-kW Magnetically-Shielded Hall Thruster Operating on Xenon and Krypton
Leanne L. Su and Benjamin A. Jorns