Spacecraft-plasma-debris interaction in an ion beam shepherd mission

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Show simple item record Cichocki, Filippo Merino Martínez, Mario Ahedo Galilea, Eduardo Antonio 2021-05-05T09:29:27Z 2021-05-05T09:29:27Z 2018-05
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Cichocki, F., Merino, M. & Ahedo, E. (2018). Spacecraft-plasma-debris interaction in an ion beam shepherd mission. Acta Astronautica, vol. 146, p. 216–227.
dc.identifier.issn 0094-5765
dc.description.abstract This paper presents a study of the interaction between a spacecraft, a plasma thruster plume and a free floating object, in the context of an active space debris removal mission based on the ion beam shepherd concept. The analysis is performed with the EP2PLUS hybrid code and includes the evaluation of the transferred force and torque to the target debris, its surface sputtering due to the impinging hypersonic ions, and the equivalent electric circuit of the spacecraft-plasma-debris interaction. The electric potential difference that builds up between the spacecraft and the debris, the ion backscattering and the backsputtering contamination of the shepherd satellite are evaluated for a nominal scenario. A sensitivity analysis is carried out to evaluate quantitatively the effects of electron thermodynamics, ambient plasma, heavy species collisions, and debris position.
dc.format.extent 12
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.rights © 2018 IAA.
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.subject.other Plasma plumes
dc.subject.other Hybrid
dc.subject.other Particle-in-cell
dc.subject.other Ion beam shepherd
dc.subject.other Active debris removal
dc.subject.other Sputtering
dc.title Spacecraft-plasma-debris interaction in an ion beam shepherd mission
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Aeronáutica
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. ESP2016-75887-P
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/607457
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 216
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 227
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Acta Astronautica
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 146
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000021549
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (España)
dc.contributor.funder European Commission
dc.affiliation.dpto UC3M. Departamento de Ingeniería Aeroespacial
dc.affiliation.grupoinv UC3M. Grupo de Investigación: Equipo de Propulsión Espacial y Plasmas (EP2)
dc.affiliation.grupoinv UC3M. Grupo de Investigación: Ingeniería Aeroespacial
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