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- A heat pipe cooled transformer and input filter were developed for the 2.4 kW beam supply of a 30 cm ion thruster system. This development yielded a mass reduction of 40% (1.76 kg) and lower mean winding temperature (20 C lower). While these improvements are significant, preliminary designs predict even greater benefits to be realized at higher power. The design details are presented along with the results of thermal vacuum operation and the component performance in a 3 kW breadboard power processor.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19800003080.
Accession ID: 80N11327.
Intern. Conf. on Elec. Propulsion; 30 Oct. - 2 Nov. 1979; Princeton, NJ; United States.
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