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Battel Engineering, Inc.
10020 North 58th Street
Scottsdale, AZ  85253
office: (480) 991-9747
fax: (480) 991-9748
email: bateng@earthlink.net

18. R400 Watt Power Unit for a Miniaturized Hall Effect Thruster

This picture shows a 400 watt approximately 92 percent efficient (88 percent with the wrap-around control circuitry) full wave current mode doubler plus quadrupler power supply brassboard for a Hall effect thruster application. The unit provides the start-up controls, plus the anode and keeper power functions required for operating the thruster. The long term objective is to produce a flight quality power unit for less than 100K per copy as a complement to a low cost thruster.

 

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