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WO/2018/112184A1
An ion beam generator includes a discharge chamber with a backplate and tubular sidewalk A source of propellant, for example, Xenon gas is provided to the discharge chamber. First and second annular magnets are disposed on or near the ba...  
WO/2018/108905A1
The invention relates to a method and to a device for position control of a spacecraft (1). In the method, a force is exerted on the spacecraft (1) by emitting at least one directed beam (7) of electromagnetic radiation having sufficient...  
WO/2018/096236A1
Device and method for regulating a flow rate of gas intended to supply a propulsion apparatus for a spacecraft comprising xenon tank (2), a circuit comprising a withdrawing pipe (3) having an upstream end connected to the tank (2) and a ...  
WO/2018/095505A1
The invention relates to the ways of propulsion of a space or aerial vehicle. Disclosed are the basic design of the gravity propulsion device based on the gravity induction principle and six its subdesigns. The basic design realizes a ra...  
WO/2018/094504A1
A system and a method for laser-driven propulsion, comprising transferring momentum to a projectile through a low-density material at laser fluences below plasma ablation threshold, the method comprising providing a metal layer having a ...  
WO/2018/091962A3
This invention is an improvement and completion of my granted USPTO patent (US 8272283 B2) to enhance fuel efficiency by utilizing a number of reaction engines running along a looped track which the said looped track is comprised of two ...  
WO/2018/069642A1
The invention relates to an ion thruster that can be used to generate and confine a plasma discharge in an external confinement area created by an external magnetic field B .  
WO/2018/055612A1
A propulsion system attached to a space vehicle for propelling the space vehicle in an essentially gravity free environment, comprises: a) a first section of tubing; b) a second section of tubing having a cross-sectional area significant...  
WO/2018/048501A9
An arcjet thruster system for a spacecraft is provided. The arcjet thruster system may include a power supply that includes a radio-frequency start power supply and a continuous direct-current power supply, each selectively coupled to el...  
WO/2018/048501A1
An arcjet thruster system for a spacecraft is provided. The arcjet thruster system may include a power supply that includes a radio-frequency start power supply and a continuous direct-current power supply, each selectively coupled to el...  
WO/2018/031934A1
A method and means to produce a force for propulsion comprises a source of free electrons and a means to produce pseudoelectrons; whereas, a gravitating body such as the Earth provides a repulsive fifth force on the pseudoelectrons. Pseu...  
WO/2018/026786A1
Various examples related to a deployable gridded ion thruster are described. A deployable gridded ion thruster can include: a thruster body including an ion generating unit; and an expandable discharge chamber configured to expand from a...  
WO/2018/007545A1
The invention relates to an electric power supply system (1) for a Hall effect electric thruster, said Hall effect electric thruster comprising an anode (50), a cathode (51), a heating device (53) for the cathode and an igniter (52). The...  
WO/2018/007542A1
The invention relates to a process for controlling a Hall effect electric thruster (1), said Hall effect electric thruster comprising a discharge channel (2), an anode (40), a cathode (50), a system (10) for injecting propulsion gas into...  
WO/2018/005707A1
Functional components of spacecraft structures can be subject to detrimental impacts by energetic particles produced from an electric propulsion system. A graphene coating applied to a functional component can maintain electrical conduct...  
WO/2017/216802A1
A vacuum arc thruster device having a cathode rod disposed within a concentric insulator tube, and an anode electrode located at the distal edge of the insulator tube, separated from the cathode rod by the insulator tube. A controlled fe...  
WO/2017/160375A3
A thruster operable in a chemical mode or in an electrospray mode using the same liquid monopropellant for operation in both modes is described having a multiplicity of a microthrusters made of a catalytic material having a bore therethr...  
WO/2017/160375A2
A thruster operable in a chemical mode or in an electrospray mode using the same liquid monopropellant for operation in both modes is described having a multiplicity of a microthrusters made of a catalytic material having a bore therethr...  
WO/2017/151029A1
The present invention provides a system of using compressed air as force source, comprising: compressed air jet engines, which use high/ultra-high pressure compressed air as a jet working medium, a compressed air production/supply device...  
WO/2017/146797A1
A thruster for a micro-satellite is disclosed. The thruster includes a cathode composed of a propellant material and an anode composed of ablative material. The thruster includes a housing having a proximate end and an opposite distal en...  
WO/2017/146797A9
A thruster for a micro-satellite is disclosed. The thruster includes a cathode composed of a propellant material and an anode composed of ablative material. The thruster includes a housing having a proximate end and an opposite distal en...  
WO/2017/134432A1
A propulsion device (1) for use in an aerospace or other vehicle (2) comprising: a first laser beam (11); a second laser beam (12); and a field material (13) which is a source of a first electric field, wherein the first laser beam (11) ...  
WO/2017/119501A1
The plasma acceleration device comprises: a cathode (11) supplying electrons to a plasma acceleration region; an anode (12); a power source (13) applying a voltage between the cathode and the anode; a supply port (14) disposed more towar...  
WO/2017/116257A1
A hydrodynamic device presented in different variants, having in common an unsupported force which is generated by means of a flow pressing on the walls of a device. Specifically, changing the design of a regular hydrodynamic transmissio...  
WO/2017/115023A1
The system (1) for generating a plasma beam comprises at least one device (3) for generating a magnetic barrier consisting of a first magnetic pole (5) and a second magnetic pole (6), at least one extraction and acceleration grid (4) and...  
WO/2017/093906A1
Propulsion apparatus (10) for space vehicles, comprising a solid state oxygen-rich source layer (11), means (12) for extracting oxygen from said solid state oxygen-rich source layer (11), means (16, 14, 17) for accelerating corresponding...  
WO/2017/089699A1
The present invention relates to a method for ionising argon, as well as, in particular, to a propulsion method and a surface treatment method implementing the method of the invention. The present invention also relates to a device for i...  
WO/2017/085746A4
The present invention relates to a Microwave Electrothermal Thruster(MET) adapted for in-space electrothermal propulsion comprising a tunable frequency Microwave Electrothermal Thruster propulsion module enabling primary propulsion and a...  
WO/2017/085746A1
The present invention relates to a Microwave Electrothermal Thruster(MET) adapted for in-space electrothermal propulsion comprising a tunable frequency Microwave Electrothermal Thruster propulsion module enabling primary propulsion and a...  
WO/2017/071739A1
The invention relates to a plasma accelerator that produces and controls a plasma stream exhaust, in particular for space propulsion. The ions are produced inside the discharge chamber by working gas collisional ionization by electrons f...  
WO/2017/072434A1
The invention concerns a device for producing an amorphous carbon layer by electron cyclotron resonance plasma, the device comprising: - a plasma chamber (3); - means for conveying a gas (4), - a magnetic mirror (15), - a waveguide (5) e...  
WO/2017/069728A1
A propulsion system includes at least one group of electric thrusters that are spatially distributed in a multi-axis system. A controller is in communication with each of the electric thrusters. The controller is configured to differenti...  
WO/2017/046115A1
The invention aims to produce a consumption of several kilograms of cathode, or even more, as part of a vacuum arc propulsion (VAT). To do this, the invention drives the cathode in a helical movement optimised so as to allow the consumpt...  
WO/2017/045020A1
Disclosed herein is a propulsion system comprising: a solid conductive or semiconductive cathode (130); an anode (110) having a potential difference relative to said cathode (130), said potential difference creating an electric field bet...  
WO/2017/037062A1
The invention relates to an ion thruster (100), comprising: a chamber (10); a reservoir (20), comprising a solid propellent (PS), housed in the chamber (10) and including a conductive jacket (21) equipped with an orifice (22); means (30,...  
WO/2017/023383A1
In one aspect and one example, a liquid fueled pulsed plasma thruster includes an ionic liquid propellant and electrodes disposed to at least partially cause electrolytic decomposition of the ionic liquid propellant. The ionic liquid pro...  
WO/2017/006056A1
The invention relates to a Hall-effect thruster (10), configured to be arranged inside or outside a spacecraft. The thruster has a concentrator (36) for collecting particles (P). The shape of this concentrator is defined by a continuous ...  
WO/2017/003318A1
The invention relates to mechanical engineering. The rotary engine comprises a casing, in a groove of which a bladed rotor is mounted on a shaft, wherein the above-mentioned casing has at least one input opening formed along a tangent to...  
WO/2016/180955A3
A method of producing a charge separation in a plasma having a low particle density which comprises a plurality of electrons and a plurality of positive ions. The method includes generating a magnetic field and passing the plasma having ...  
WO/2016/180955A2
A method of producing a charge separation in a plasma having a low particle density which comprises a plurality of electrons and a plurality of positive ions. The method includes generating a magnetic field and passing the plasma having ...  
WO/2016/181360A1
The invention relates to a vacuum arc thruster (10). The vacuum arc thruster (10) includes an anode arrangement (12), a cathode (14), an insulator (16) which is located between the anode arrangement (12) and the cathode (14), and a contr...  
WO/2016/178701A1
Methods and apparatuses for augmenting thrusts using ionized gases. A gas is partially ionized, which then ionizes a second, neutral gas. A magnetic field creates a Townsend cascade in the ionized gases, greatly increasing the amount of ...  
WO/2016/162676A1
A superconducting microwave radiation thruster used to accelerate a spacecraft or an airborne vehicle. The thruster includes a flat superconducting surface for the major end plate and a specially shaped, non-superconducting minor end pla...  
WO/2016/164004A1
Methods and apparatus of adding propellant to a thruster assembly are described. A first end of a beaker is disposed in an opening of the tank, where the beaker contains propellant and the first end of the beaker includes a breakaway bot...  
WO/2016/151609A1
Described is an air plasma propulsion system comprising: a plant (100) with an air turbine (A) designed to receive a supply of air (A) from an outside environment, and a plasma propulsion unit (200) designed to increase a speed of the ai...  
WO/2016/151251A1
The invention relates to the field of regulation of fluid flow rates, and in particular to a flow-rate-regulating device (109) comprising: an upstream chamber (206); a downstream chamber (207); a plurality of electrically conductive capi...  
WO/2016/147032A1
Abstract: An ultra-high rpm rotatory turbine system for propulsion in the vacuum of space. The system attains ultra high angular velocities and uses sparse gas molecules, electrons, photons as well as radiation as ejectory material to pr...  
WO/2016/149082A1
A Hall thruster includes an annular discharge channel, a cathode, an exclusive outer magnetic core disposed asymmetric to the annular discharge channel, and an outer magnetic pole between the cathode and the annular discharge channel. Th...  
WO/2016/138068A1
According to some embodiments, a system for widening and densifying a scrape-off layer (SOL) in a field reversed configuration (FRC) fusion reactor is disclosed. The system includes a gas box at one end of the reactor including a gas inl...  
WO/2016/131111A1
A thruster comprising: a chamber to contain a fluid; a plurality of nozzles to exhaust neutral particles derived from the fluid in the chamber, wherein each nozzle has a converging section and the converging section includes a first elec...  

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