Accession Number : AD0766596
Title : The RAE 1.5m Diameter Ion Thruster Life Test Facility.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)
Personal Author(s) : Day,B. P. ; Hastings,R.
Report Date : JUL 1973
Pagination or Media Count : 13
Abstract : The Royal Aircraft Establishment ion thruster long life test facility using a 1.5m diameter by 3.5m long vacuum chamber is described. The results of work indicating enhanced pumping when a titanium target is used are described and it is shown how this mechanism can be exploited to avoid the use of diffusion pumps during a prolonged test. The power supplies and data handling are also briefly described. (Author)
Descriptors : (*ION ENGINES, *TEST FACILITIES), VACUUM, CRYOGENICS, CRYOPUMPING, INSTRUMENTATION, POWER SUPPLIES
Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
Electric and Ion Propulsion
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE