System tests with electric thruster beam and accelerator directly powered from laboratory solar arrays /
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Laboratory high voltage solar arrays were operated directly connected to power the beam and accelerator loads of an 8-centimeter ion thruster. The beam array comprised conventional 2 by 2 centimeter solar cells the accelerator array comprised multiple junction edge-illuminated solar cells. Conventional laboratory power supplies powered the thruster's other loads. Tests were made to evaluate thruster performance and to investigate possible electrical interactions between the solar arrays and the thruster. Thruster performance was the same as with conventional laboratory beam and accelerator power supplies. Most of the thruster beam short circuits that occurred during solar array operation were cleared spontaneously without automatic or manual intervention. No spontaneous clearing occurred during conventional power supply operation.
- Stover, John B
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- University of Illinois
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- Stover, John B. System tests with electric thruster beam and accelerator directly powered from laboratory solar arrays /. 1976. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011427523. (Accessed December 16, 2018.)
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- Stover, John B, (1976) System tests with electric thruster beam and accelerator directly powered from laboratory solar arrays /. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011427523
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