Micro Newton Thruster Development: Direct Thrust Measurements and Thruster Downscaling By Franz Georg Hey
English | PDF | 2018 | 181 Pages | ISBN : 365821208X | 9.7 MB
Franz Georg Hey summarises the development and testing of a micro-Newton thrust balance, as well as the downscaling of a High Efficiency Multistage Plasma Thruster to micro-Newton thrust levels. The balance is tailored to fully characterise thruster candidates for the space based gravitational wave detector LISA. Thus, thrust noise measurements in sub-micro-Newton regime can be performed in the overall LISA bandwidth. The downscaled thruster can be operated down to serval tens of micro-Newton with a comparably high specific impulse.