By Dan M. Goebel, Ira Katz
All through lots of the 20th century, electrical propulsion was once thought of the know-how of the long run. Now, the long run has arrived.This vital new ebook explains the basics of electrical propulsion for spacecraft and describes intimately the physics and features of the 2 significant electrical thrusters in use at the present time, ion and corridor thrusters. The authors offer an advent to plasma physics so one can enable readers to appreciate the types and derivations utilized in deciding on electrical thruster functionality. They then pass directly to current specified motives of:Thruster principlesIon thruster plasma turbines and accelerator gridsHollow cathodesHall thrustersIon and corridor thruster plumesFlight ion and corridor thrustersBased principally on examine and improvement played on the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and complemented with rankings of tables, figures, homework difficulties, and references, basics of electrical Propulsion: Ion and corridor Thrusters is an necessary textbook for complicated undergraduate and graduate scholars who're getting ready to go into the aerospace undefined. It additionally serves as an both priceless source for pro engineers already at paintings within the box.
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Fundamentals of Electric Propulsion: Ion and Hall Thrusters (JPL Space Science and Technology Series) by Dan M. Goebel, Ira Katz