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AQUAJET: an Electrodeless ECR Water Thruster

Staab, D., Frey, A., Garbayo, A., Shadbolt, L., Lucca Fabris, Andrea, Gurciullo, Antonio, Grondein, Pascaline, Moloney, Rachel, Faircloth, D. and Lawrie, S. (2018) AQUAJET: an Electrodeless ECR Water Thruster In: Space Propulsion Conference 2018, 14-18 May 2018, Seville, Spain.

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We present the AQUAJET propulsion system, a cathodeless, ambipolar thruster test bed operating on multiple propellants including water. It is based on Electron Cyclotron Resonance (ECR) at 2.45 GHz using a simple permanent magnet configuration of the plasma source. We discuss the theoretical background of the technology, our flexible modular design that allows testing of many thruster geometry configurations, and modelling work done in preparation for testing.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Surrey Space Centre
Authors :
Staab, D.
Frey, A.
Garbayo, A.
Shadbolt, L.
Lucca Fabris,
Faircloth, D.
Lawrie, S.
Date : 2018
Depositing User : Christine Daoutis
Date Deposited : 10 Jan 2019 11:45
Last Modified : 10 Jan 2019 12:04

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