Applications of electrodynamic tethers utilizing their transmission-line characteristics

Sven G. Bilen, Éric Choiniére, Brian E. Gilchrist

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Abstract

In this work, we use a previously developed model for the tether transmission line to examine several unique features of signals propagating on tethers as well as some of the potential applications for tether transmission lines. The model we use is implemented in SPICE, which allows the tether's transmission-line characteristics to be examined under a large array of stimuli and in a variety of system configurations. In addition, we offer a possible method for enhancing current to tethers using radio-frequency signals, which is practicable due to the transmission-line characteristics of tethers. We present results of initial experiments and particle-in-cell computer modeling of the radio-frequency enhancement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication36th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
StatePublished - 2000
Event36th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit 2000 - Huntsville, AL, United States
Duration: Jul 16 2000Jul 19 2000

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Other36th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit 2000
CountryUnited States
CityHuntsville, AL
Period7/16/007/19/00

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electrodynamics
Electrodynamics
transmission lines
Electric lines
radio
radio frequencies
SPICE
stimuli
modeling
experiment
augmentation
configurations
cells
Experiments
method
particle

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Bilen, S. G., Choiniére, É., & Gilchrist, B. E. (2000). Applications of electrodynamic tethers utilizing their transmission-line characteristics. In 36th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc..
Bilen, Sven G. ; Choiniére, Éric ; Gilchrist, Brian E. / Applications of electrodynamic tethers utilizing their transmission-line characteristics. 36th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc., 2000.
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Bilen, SG, Choiniére, É & Gilchrist, BE 2000, Applications of electrodynamic tethers utilizing their transmission-line characteristics. in 36th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc., 36th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit 2000, Huntsville, AL, United States, 7/16/00.

Applications of electrodynamic tethers utilizing their transmission-line characteristics. / Bilen, Sven G.; Choiniére, Éric; Gilchrist, Brian E.

36th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc., 2000.

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Bilen SG, Choiniére É, Gilchrist BE. Applications of electrodynamic tethers utilizing their transmission-line characteristics. In 36th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. 2000