Analysis of propagating microwave heated plasmas in hydrogen, Helium and Nitrogen

Michael Durbin, Michael Micci

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Abstract

Results of a one-dimensional analysis of a planar plasma Pegion maintained by microwave radiation and propagating toward the radiation source by thermal conduction have been obtained. The one dimensional energy balance and electromagnetic equations were solved numerically for hydrogen and helium gas at pressures of one and ten atmospheres, and for nitrogen at 1 atmosphere. Incident microwave powers from 750 to 3000 watts at a frequency of 2.45 GHZ were evaluated. predict the plama propagation velocities, maximum gar temperatures and percent powers absorbed, reflected and transmitted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 1987
Event19th International Electric Propulsion Conference, 1987 - Colorado Springs, United States
Duration: May 11 1987May 13 1987

Other

Other19th International Electric Propulsion Conference, 1987
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityColorado Springs
Period5/11/875/13/87

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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