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Date of Award
Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science in Space Science
Dr. M. Anthony Reynolds
Dr. Eric Perrell
Dr. Mehmet Sozen
Dr. Charles Vuille
The purpose of this study was to show the relationship of different magnetic field profiles to the acceleration region length of a Hall thruster. The general transport equations were simplified and solved using a one-dimensional analysis. Some of the model assumptions include quasineutrality, Maxwellian electrons, and negligible thruster wall effects. The solved equation kept magnetic field as an input to the model for the analysis. The magnetic field was altered by changing the shape through the thruster, while keeping the maximum point fixed, and by shifting the profile, while keeping the shape fixed. Results indicate a strong correlation between the average magnetic field and the length of the acceleration chamber of the Hall thruster.
Scholarly Commons Citation
Kornberg, Oren, "Investigation of Magnetic Field Profile Effects in Hall Thrusters" (2007). Theses - Daytona Beach. 104.