Simulation of working processes in gas-discharge chamber of high-frequency ion engine

Aerospace propulsion engineering


Kanev S. V.*, Lutishev L. A., Nigmatzjanov V. V., Khartov S. A.**

Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University), 4, Volokolamskoe shosse, Moscow, А-80, GSP-3, 125993, Russia



The paper presents: a brief description of the mathematical model for calculation of induced electric field in the chamber of radiofrequency ion engine and the electron temperature. Calculated values are shown for different variants of the model settings - step of winding the inductor, effect of ion-optical system.


electric propulsion; RF ion engine, high-frequency discharge; modeling.

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