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Title: Review of carbon-based grid development activities for ion thrusters
Authors: Snyder, John Steven
Keywords: carbon-carbon
ion optics
Issue Date: Jul-2003
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2003.
Citation: 39th Joint Propulsion Conference, Huntsville, AL, July 20-23, 2003
Abstract: The primary life-limiting mechanism for state-of-the-art ion thrusters is erosion of the accelerator grid by charge-exchange ions produced in the plume of the thruster. This paper reviews carbon-based grid development activities, specifically addressing grid manufacturing, optics performance, and launch and operational survivability.
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