E3S Web Conf.
Volume 16, 201711th European Space Power Conference
|Number of page(s)
|Power Management & Distribution: High Voltage
|23 May 2017
Hall Effect Thruster Direct Drive PPUs, Experimental Investigation of the Cathode Potential Grounding Problem
SITAEL S.p.A., via Livornese 1019, 56122 San Piero a Grado, Italy
In order to maximize system mass and cost savings, a Hall Effect Thruster Direct Drive Approach shall ideally get away with the need to provide galvanic isolation for the Anode voltage. In this respect, we present some experimental data aiming at characterising the implications of a direct connection between the HET Cathode Return Potential and the Spacecraft Ground.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017
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