"An equation is derived for the space-charge-limited current of an ion beam when there exist n different species of ions in the beam. The combined effects of non-uniform specific charge and space-charge-limited conditions upon thrust, propellant flow rate, and payload ratio are studied, and a graphical investigation and interpretation is made.
This thesis will show that: (1) The existence of multiply ionized species in an ion beam will increase the space-charge-limited current over that expected in a beam composed of purely singly ionized ions, (2) the thrust produced by the ion beam is independent of the non-uniform specific charge distribution, (3) the propellant flow rate, under space-charge-limited conditions, is dependent upon the geometry of the ion accelerator, and (4) the existence of multiply ionized species will decrease the space-charge-limited propellant flow rate"--Abstract, page ii.
Skitek, G. G. (Gabriel G.)
Nolte, Roger E.
Gerson, Robert, 1923-2013
Hatfield, Charles, 1920-1993
Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.S. in Electrical Engineering
University of Missouri at Rolla
vii, 38 pages
© 1966 Geary L. Leger, All rights reserved.
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Space vehicles -- Design and construction
Astronautics -- Systems engineering
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Leger, Geary L., "Some effects of a non-uniform specific charge upon space vehicle parameters" (1966). Masters Theses. 5781.