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Title:
FIELD EMISSION PROPULSION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CALIBRATING AND OPERATING A FIELD EMISSION PROPULSION SYSTEM
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2019/025174
Kind Code:
A8
Abstract:
The invention relates to a field emission propulsion system (1) for spacecraft, comprising: a control unit (4); a propulsion assembly (2) with a plurality of field emission propulsion units (23) that comprise an ion source with a plurality of ion emitters (222) and extraction electrodes (24), associated with said ion emitters (222) and arranged in a field arrangement; and a plurality of extraction electrode voltage sources (43), each associated with the extraction electrodes (24) to operate same, controlled by the control unit (4), using an individual extraction electrode voltage.

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Inventors:
BOCK, Daniel (Schneebergstraße 31, Dresden, 01277, DE)
TAJMAR, Martin (Hermann-Hesse-Straße 11, Dresden, 01324, DE)
LAUFER, Philipp (Görlitzer Straße 20, Dresden, 01099, DE)
Application Number:
EP2018/069251
Publication Date:
April 18, 2019
Filing Date:
July 16, 2018
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Assignee:
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT DRESDEN (01062 Dresden, 01062, DE)
International Classes:
F03H1/00
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BANSE & STEGLICH PATENTANWÄLTE PARTMBB (Herzog-Heinrich-Straße 23, München, 80336, DE)
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