High power MPD thruster development at the NASA Glenn Research Center

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Glenn Research Center, Available from NASA Center for Aerospace Information , [Cleveland, Ohio], Hanover, MD
Propulsion., Electric propulsion., Electromagnetic propulsion., Plasma propulsion., Magnetoplasmadynamic thru
StatementMichael R. LaPointe and Pavlos G. Mikellides.
Series[NASA contractor report] -- NASA/CR-2001-211114., NASA contractor report -- NASA CR-211114.
ContributionsMikellides, Pavlos G., NASA Glenn Research Center.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination1 v.
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Open LibraryOL16042412M

HIGH POWER MPD THRUSTER DEVELOPMENT AT THE NASA GLENN RESEARCH CENTER Michael R. LaPointe Ohio Aerospace Institute, Cedar Point Road, Cleveland, OH ()[email protected] Abstract.

The NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) is developing MW-class electromagnetic thrusters to meet. High power MPD thruster development at the NASA Glenn Research Center Preparation for Hollow Cathode Testing for the Advanced Electric Propulsion System at NASA Glenn Research Center.

James L. Myers; 8 July Recommended. Research and Development of a High-Power Electrothermal Pulsed Plasma Thruster System onboard Osaka Institute of. As NASA's lead center for electric propulsion, the Glenn Research Center has established an MW-class pulsed thruster test facility and is refurbishing a high-power steady-state facility to design.

High power MPD thruster development at the nasa glenn research center. / Lapointe, Michael R.; Mikellides, Pavlos G. Paper presented at 37th Joint Propulsion Conference and ExhibitSalt Lake City, UT, United States.

Research output: Contribution to conference › PaperCited by: Get this from a library. High power MPD thruster development at the NASA Glenn Research Center: [final report].

[Michael R LaPointe; Pavlos G Mikellides; NASA Glenn Research Center.]. High Power MPD Thruster Development at the NASA Glenn Research Center Propulsion requirements for large platform orbit raising, cargo and piloted planetary missions, and robotic deep space exploration have rekindled interest in the development and deployment of high power electromagnetic thrusters.

Magnetoplasmadynamic (MPD) thrusters can effectively process megawatts of power. NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) has evaluated the performance of a pulsed plasma thruster (PPT) at energy levels up to J. Previous testing was performed and reported on a thruster.

lithium-fueled thrusters. Glenn is currently developing high-specific-impulse, megawatt-class, hydrogen-fueled MPD thruster technology. Research at Glenn encompasses a combination of systems analysis, numerical modeling, and high-power experiments that investigate pulsed versions of both self-field and applied-field MPD thrust-ers.

Testing for. Design and Operation of MW-Class MPD Thrusters at the NASA Glenn Research Center. Preparation for Hollow Cathode Testing for the Advanced Electric Propulsion System at NASA Glenn Research Center.

8 July Recommended. High power MPD thruster development at the NASA Glenn Research Center. Research at Glenn encompasses a combination of systems analysis, numerical modeling, and high-power experiments that investigate pulsed versions of both self-field and applied-field MPD thrusters.

Testing for these thrusters has demonstrated exhaust velocities ofmeters per second (overmph) and thrust levels of Newtons ( Credit: NASA Two major ion-development activities at Glenn-the High Power Electric Propulsion (HiPEP) ion engine and NASA's Evolutionary Xenon Thruster (NEXT)-continue to make advances.

Another thruster developed at Glenn, the NASAM Hall thruster, is the largest ion thruster. As the lead NASA center for electric propulsion, the Glenn Research Center has established a MW-class pulsed thruster test facility to improve the performance of high power MPD thrusters.

programs envisioned by the NASA Office of Exploration Systems, Glenn Research Center is developing and testing quasi-steady MW-class MPD thrusters as a prelude to steady-state high power thruster.

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High Power MPD Thruster Performance Measurements [NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. High Power MPD Thruster. Glenn's testing facilities are used by our industry partners and by international space agencies.

The amazing success of NASA Glenn's work has garnered the Center numerous awards including an Emmy, a Collier Trophy, and 89 Research & Development Magazine's IR awards, which the Chicago Tribune has called "the Oscars of invention.".

The NASA Glenn Research Center is developing MW-class magnetoplasmadynamic (MPD) thrusters and pulsed inductive thrusters (PIT) to support these diverse mission requirements.

This paper provides an overview of the current GRC research program, describes the operating principles, challenges, and status of each technology, and outlines plans for. Plasma and Fusion Research, Vol. 11, No. Study of Low-Power MPD Propulsion for Future High-Power Trend. Kyoichiro Toki and Yukio Shimizu; 26 June High power MPD thruster development at the NASA Glenn Research Center.

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This paper introduces a characterisation of the performance indices and operating limits of the self field magnetoplasmadynamic thruster. The thrust, specific impulse, and efficiency are considered as the main performance indices, while the operating limits are the cathode lifetime, onset phenomenon, and the overfed state of the thruster.

Michael R. LaPointe's 15 research works with 93 citations and 2, reads, including: Preliminary Analysis of the Gradient Field Imploding Liner Fusion Propulsion Concept. Full text of "High Power MPD Nuclear Electric Propulsion (NEP) for Artificial Gravity HOPE Missions to Callisto" See other formats NASA/TM— High Power MPD Nuclear Electric Propulsion (NEP) for Artificial Gravity HOPE Missions to Callisto Melissa L.

McGuire, Stanley K. Borowski, and Lee M. Mason Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio James Gilland Ohio Aerospace Institute, Brook. Electric Propulsion and Power Laboratory Facility Manager: Mike McVetta [email protected] Test Facility Management Branch Branch Chief: Deborah L.

Waters @ Using Our Facilities. NASA’s Glenn Research Center provides ground test facilities to industry, government, and academia. A magnetoplasmadynamic (MPD) thruster (MPDT) is a form of electrically powered spacecraft propulsion which uses the Lorentz force (the force on a charged particle by an electromagnetic field) to generate thrust.

It is sometimes referred to as Lorentz Force Accelerator (LFA) or (mostly in Japan) MPD arcjet. Generally, a gaseous material is ionized and fed into an acceleration chamber, where the. NASA’s Glenn Research Center has been selected to lead development of NASA’s Evolutionary Xenon Thruster (NEXT) system.

The central feature of the NEXT system is an electric propulsion thruster (EPT) that inherits the knowledge gained through the NSTAR thruster that successfully propelled Deep Space 1 to asteroid Braille and comet Borrelly, while significantly increasing the thruster power.

MPD Thruster Performance Analytic Models Magnetoplasmadynamic (MPD) thrusters are capable of accelerating quasi-neutral plasmas to high exhaust velocities using Megawatts (MW) of electric power. These characteristics make such devices worthy of consideration for demanding, far-term missions such as the human exploration of Mars or beyond.

Credit: NASA Two major ion-development activities at Glenn--the High Power Electric Propulsion (HiPEP) ion engine and NASA's Evolutionary Xenon Thruster (NEXT)--continue to make advances.

Another thruster developed at Glenn, the NASAM Hall thruster, is the largest ion thruster. This documents the results of a one-year multi-center NASA study on the prospect of sending humans to Jupiter's moon, Callisto, using an all Nuclear Electric Propulsion (NEP) space transportation system architecture with magnetoplasmadynamic (MPD) thrusters.

NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OHUSA Abstract: The Magnetoplasmadynamic (MPD) thruster has the potential for operating at both high specific impulse (I sp) and high power. As a high power concept, the performance and lifetime of these devices are not yet known well enough to allow an optimized design.

The NASA Glenn Research Center is developing MW-class magnetoplasmady-namic (MPD) thrusters and pulsed inductive thrusters (PIT) to support these diverse mission requirements.

This paper provides an overview of the current GRC research program, describes the operating principles, challenges, and status of each technology, and outlines plans for.

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Overview of advanced electromagnetic propulsion development at NASA Glenn Research Center by Eric J Pencil No. 1 & 2 by Robert S Arrighi (Book (IEA) containing the initial ISS high-power components was successfully launched on Novem The IEA contains 12 Battery Subassembly ORUs (6 batteries) that provide station power.

Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio High Power Nuclear Electric Propulsion (NEP) for Cargo and Propellant Transfer Missions in Cislunar Space NASA/TM— July National Aeronautics and Space Administration Glenn Research Center Prepared for the Space Technology and Applications International Forum (STAIF).(MPDTs), 3) a 10 to MWe power system with MPD thrusters.

Detailed NEP vehicle mass provided by Luis Pinero from NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) for the Kuiper Belt Object Study [2]. The mass and complexity of development of high-power ion thrusters has occurred and new technologies will be required.An ion thruster or ion drive is a form of electric propulsion used for spacecraft creates thrust by accelerating ions using electricity.

An ion thruster ionizes a neutral gas by extracting some electrons out of atoms, creating a cloud of positive ion thrusters rely mainly on electrostatics as ions are accelerated by the Coulomb force along an electric field.