Contactless steering of a plasma jet with a 3D magnetic nozzle

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dc.contributor.author Merino Martínez, Mario
dc.contributor.author Ahedo Galilea, Eduardo Antonio
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-05T13:23:52Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-05T13:23:52Z
dc.date.issued 2017-08-04
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Plasma sources science and technology, 26, 095001, 10 pp.
dc.identifier.issn 0963-0252
dc.identifier.issn 1361-6595 (online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/29311
dc.description.abstract A 3D, steerable magnetic nozzle (MN) is presented that enables contactless thrust vector control of a plasma jet without any moving parts. The concept represents a substantial simplification over current plasma thruster gimbaled platforms, and requires only a small modification in thrusters that already have a MN. The characteristics of the plasma expansion in the 3D magnetic field and the deflection performance of the device are characterized with a fully magnetized plasma model, suggesting that thrust deflections of 5 degrees - 10 degrees are readily achievable.
dc.description.sponsorship This work has been supported by the Spanish R&D National Plan under grant number ESP2016-75887-P.
dc.format.extent 10
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher IOP Publishing
dc.rights © 2017 IOP Publishing Ltd.
dc.subject.other Electric space propulsion
dc.subject.other Thrust vector control
dc.subject.other Magnetic nozzles
dc.title Contactless steering of a plasma jet with a 3D magnetic nozzle
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Aeronáutica
dc.subject.eciencia Física
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6595/aa8061
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. ESP2016-75887-P
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 1
dc.identifier.publicationissue 9 (095001)
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 10
dc.identifier.publicationtitle PLASMA SOURCES SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 26
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000021071
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