Simulation of motion of ions in the channel of a stationary plasma thruster

1Petrenko, OM, 1Bucharskyi, VL
1Oles Honchar National University of Dnipro, Dnipro, Ukraine
Space Sci.&Technol. 2017, 23 ;(5):14-20
https://doi.org/10.15407/knit2017.05.014
Section: Space Energy, Power and Propulsion
Publication Language: Russian
Abstract: 
The paper presents the results of numerical simulation of the process of motion of working fluid ions in the accelerating channel of a stationary plasma thruster SPD-70. The simulation was carried out on the basis of a direct numerical solution of the rarefied plasma kinetic equation in the accelerating electrostatic field.
Keywords: kinetic equation of rarefied plasma, numerical simulation, stationary plasma thruster
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