Faculty Advisor

Gatsonis, Nikolaos A.

Abstract

The focus of this project was to design and fabricate magnetic field configurations to be used on the micro-ion thruster currently in development at the Jet Propulsion Lab. Using available material, six configurations were designed and magnetic vector plots were produced for each. A suggested working design was developed and two configurations were tested on the thruster in the vacuum chamber. The results will assist in developing the optimal thruster design.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

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