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dc.contributor.authorRomano, Francesco
dc.contributor.authorHerdrich, Georg
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Peter C.E
dc.contributor.authorGarcía-Almiñana, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez Donaire, Silvia
dc.contributor.authorSureda Anfres, Miquel
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria de Projectes i de la Construcció
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Física
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-16T08:12:23Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationRomano, F. [et al.]. Inductive Plasma Thruster (IPT) for an Atmosphere-Breathing Electric Propulsion System: design and set in operation. A: International Electric Propulsion Conference. "Proceedings of the 36th International Electric Propulsion Conference". 2019, p. 1-9.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/330353
dc.description.abstractChallenging space missions include those at very low orbits, where the atmosphere is source of significant drag on a satellite. Therefore, an efficient dragcompensation propulsion system is required to extend the mission lifetime. One solution is Atmosphere-Breathing Electric Propulsion (ABEP), a system that collects atmospheric particles and directly uses them as propellant for an electric thruster, therefore minimizing the requirement of limited propellant availability. The system is theoretically applicable to any celestial body with atmosphere. This would enable new mission types due to the new altitude ranges available for continuous orbiting. Challenging is also the presence of reactive chemical species, such as atomic oxygen in Earth orbit, erosion source of (not only) the propulsion system components, i.e. acceleration grids, electrodes and discharge channels of conventional EP systems such as RIT and HET. IRS is developing within the DISCOVERER project an intake and a thruster for an ABEP system. This paper, deals with the design of novel contact-less RF thruster, the inductive plasma thruster (IPT) based on a novel antenna design.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe DISCOVERER project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No.737183
dc.format.extent9 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Aeronàutica i espai::Sistemes de propulsió
dc.subject.lcshPlasma engineering
dc.subject.lcshSpace vehicles -- Propulsion systems
dc.subject.lcshElectric propulsion
dc.titleInductive Plasma Thruster (IPT) for an Atmosphere-Breathing Electric Propulsion System: design and set in operation
dc.typeConference report
dc.subject.lemacTècniques de plasma
dc.subject.lemacVehicles espacials -- Sistemes de propulsió
dc.subject.lemacPropulsió elèctrica
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. TUAREG - Turbulence and Aerodynamics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Research Group
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. L'AIRE - Laboratori Aeronàutic i Industrial de Recerca i Estudis
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
local.identifier.drac29446372
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
dc.relation.projectidinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/737183/EU/DISCOVERER – DISruptive teChnOlogies for VERy low Earth oRbit platforms/DISCOVERER
dc.date.lift10000-01-01
local.citation.authorRomano, F.; Herdrich, G.; Roberts, P.; Garcia-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodriguez-Donaire, S.; Sureda, M.
local.citation.contributorInternational Electric Propulsion Conference
local.citation.publicationNameProceedings of the 36th International Electric Propulsion Conference
local.citation.startingPage1
local.citation.endingPage9


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