Thrust Stand for Pulsed-mode Devices

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In order to test high-power thrusters such as magnetoplasmadynamic thrusters, infrastructure often necessitates operation in short pulses. With this thrust stand, accurate measurements of thrust can be obtained for devices operating in such a mode.

Gilland, J. H., Walker, M. L. R., Pencil, E. J., “Thrust Stand for Applied Field MPD Thrusters“, IEPC-2005-215, 29th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Princeton, NJ, Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2005.

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