TITLE

Thrust stand for pulse plasma thrusters

AUTHOR(S)
Haag, Thomas W.
PUB. DATE
May 1997
SOURCE
Review of Scientific Instruments;May97, Vol. 68 Issue 5, p2060
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Describes the design of a torsional-type thrust stand to test pulsed plasma thrusters in both single shot and repetitive operating modes. Determination of momentum per pulse as function of thrust stand deflection, spring stiffness and natural frequency; Consistent momentum transfer data between the thrust stand and the pendulum; Average impulse bit per pulse.
ACCESSION #
4290432

 

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