J-GLOBAL ID:200904047203221636  Research Project code:0350012113 Update date:Jan. 19, 2004

A research on high power MPD arcjet system

Study period:2001 - 2002
Organization (1):
Investigating Researcher (2):
Research overview:
A design guide up to cluster formation is now available after analyzing the possibility of the high power formation for an MPD arcjet (Magnetoplasmadynamic arcjet) being a potential candidate bearing future high power electric propulsion from a viewpoint of heat and electrode loss to reach cluster formation. In addition, a study was made to power level and performance as an engine for future inter-orbital space transportation plane. The result has disclosed a conclusion, the development of a 10 kW-class DC arc jet is the most effective one with starting a research from 100 kW-level steady-state system. International cooperation is necessary for high power formation.
Research program: Ordinary Research
Ministry with control over the research :
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

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