Diagnostics of Air-Breathing Electric Thrusters

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Air-Breathing Electric Thrusters (ABET) diagnostics is addressed, with on-ground prototypes in mind. It is based on detailed volume averaged Global Models and focuses on emission spectroscopy. Notably, the obtained optical emission spectroscopy diagnostics tools give important information about the thruster propellant constitution and also the ionization degree of each constituent. This allows for trade-off between various prototypes on the basis of their characterization and optimization.

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Stavrinidis, C. , Amo, J. , Berenguer, C. and Katsonis, K. (2015) Diagnostics of Air-Breathing Electric Thrusters. World Journal of Engineering and Technology, 3, 33-39. doi: 10.4236/wjet.2015.33C005.

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