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AVS Propulsion Diagnostics: a New Diagnostic Device for Non-Invasive Ion Thruster Performance Characterisation

Shadbolt, L., Garbayo, A., Lucca Fabris, Andrea, Gurciullo, Antonio and Spindler, A. (2018) AVS Propulsion Diagnostics: a New Diagnostic Device for Non-Invasive Ion Thruster Performance Characterisation In: Space Propulsion Conference 2018, 14 - 18 May 2018, Seville, Spain.

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Abstract

AVS-led projects are advancing the development of non-invasive diagnostic technology for Electric Propulsion (EP) thrusters. Such technology will gain importance as EP becomes an increasingly prevalent form of spacecraft propulsion. It is expected that future development will enable marketable products by early next decade. As such, the Beam Induced Fluorescence method has been assessed for its applicability to non-invasive diagnostics for EP. The concept was proved feasible by the ‘BIFEP’ project (a joint collaboration with Surrey Space Centre and support of the UK Space Agency). A further development called ‘ORBITA’ in collaboration with ESA will provide valuable datasets of performance parameters during operation of high power EP systems in-orbit and on-board the spacecraft.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Surrey Space Centre
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Shadbolt, L.
Garbayo, A.
Lucca Fabris, Andreaa.luccafabris@surrey.ac.uk
Gurciullo, Antonioa.gurciullo@surrey.ac.uk
Spindler, A.
Date : 2018
Uncontrolled Keywords : AIV issues and tools (facilities diagnostics, methodologies), Spacecraft propulsion, Electric Propulsion, ion thrusters, plasma, excitation, fluorescence, Beam Induced Fluorescence, in-orbit diagnostics
Depositing User : Christine Daoutis
Date Deposited : 10 Jan 2019 11:39
Last Modified : 10 Jan 2019 12:05
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/850113

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