Optimization of antenna-plasma interaction in a Helicon plasma thruster

Melazzi Davide, V. Lancellotti, P. De Carlo, M. Manente, D. Pavarin

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Samenvatting

Radiofrequency (RF) magnetized Helicon plasma sources have been proposed for the development of space thrusters, whose thrust efficiency and specific impulse depend on the power coupled into the plasma by the RF antenna. To date emphasis has been on the absorption of wave energy by nonuniform plasmas but not much on the role played by the antenna. To fill this gap, we propose a full-wave numerical tool, ADAMANT (Advanced coDe for Anisotropic Media and ANTennas), devised for the analysis and design of RF antennas which drive the discharge in Helicon plasma sources. Results concerning the antenna current distribution and power coupled into the plasma for different antenna configurations and plasma parameters are presented.
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelProceedings of the 8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP 2014), 6-11 April 2014, The Hague, The Netherlands
Plaats van productiePiscataway
UitgeverijInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pagina's1488-
ISBN van geprinte versie978-88-907018-4-9
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 2014
Evenement8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2014) - The Hague, Nederland
Duur: 6 apr. 201411 apr. 2014
Congresnummer: 8
http://www.eucap2014.org/

Congres

Congres8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2014)
Verkorte titelEuCAP 2014
Land/RegioNederland
StadThe Hague
Periode6/04/1411/04/14
AnderThe 8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP 2014), 6-11 April 2014, The Hague, The Netherlands
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