Thrust stand for pulse plasma thrusters

Haag, Thomas W.
May 1997
Review of Scientific Instruments;May97, Vol. 68 Issue 5, p2060
Academic Journal
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.


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