Optimization of electric thrusters

Optimization of electric thrusters for primary propulsion based on the rocket equation

FREE-DOWNLOADM Auweter-Kurtz, H Kurtz – Journal of propulsion and power, 2003
. To compare electric propulsion systems with chemical rockets the total mass is divided as follows:
m0 . By substituting the rocket equation 2 into all three equations obtained, they can be brought
into the . For self-field MPD thrusters, it can be shown 18 that the effec- tive exhaust