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The VX-CR Experiment: A Thermal and Lifetime Testbed for the VASIMR® Engine

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Product Description

The VX-CR is a test platform simulating the helicon plasma source present at the first stage of the VASIMR® engine. The device was designed to study the performance of the VASIMR® plasma source for long periods of time (1 to 100 hours), allowing the development of the required thermal management subsystems and the analysis of issues limiting its lifetime. Results are shown for long duration experiment campaigns performed in 2010 and 2011, which include the longest continuous single pulse and the longest accumulated set of pulses on single sets of inner helicon core components.

Additional Information

Time of event

September 11 – 15, 2011

Сonference Title

32nd International Electric Propulsion Conference

Conference Venue

Wiesbaden Germany

Quality

excellent

Section

Aerospace Engineering

Language

English

Types of files

pdf

Authors

Castillo C.M., Chang-Diaz F.R., Chang-Diaz R., Del Valle Gamboa J.I., Fonseca Flores L.D., Glover T.W., Godoy S.C., Longmier B.W., Oguilve-Araya J., Rojas D.I., Squire J.P., Valverde Quiros J.J.

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