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Preliminary design of an arcjet in the 1kW class for space application

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Preliminary design of an arcjet in the 1kW class for space application.

Rel. Lorenzo Casalino, Marco Manente. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Aerospaziale, 2021

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The thesis work was undertaken in collaboration with T4i-Technology for propulsion and innovation S.p.A. of Padova. The analysis of the electric propulsion background made it possible to identify the arcjet thruster as an excellent trade-off between the characteristics and performance of other devices. The high thrust-to-weight ratio, good specific impulse values, shorter implementation time of a collision avoidance maneuver for the readiness to reach a certain delta v compared to any other electric thruster are the strengths of this technology and the project is made even more promising by the choice of using a green propellant such as the water. The expected performances are evaluated by implementing a simplified analytical model that is suitable for this preliminary design which has been defined in the perspective of an IOD.

Relators: Lorenzo Casalino, Marco Manente
Academic year: 2021/22
Publication type: Electronic
Number of Pages: 82
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Aerospaziale
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-20 - AEROSPATIAL AND ASTRONAUTIC ENGINEERING
Aziende collaboratrici: T4i
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/20893
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