A review of electrodynamic tethers for space applications

Sanmartín Losada, Juan Ramón and Lorenzini, Enrico C. and Martínez Sánchez, Manuel (2009). A review of electrodynamic tethers for space applications. In: "44th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit", 21-23 Jul, Hartford, Connecticut. ISBN 9781605604985.

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Title: A review of electrodynamic tethers for space applications
Author/s:
  • Sanmartín Losada, Juan Ramón
  • Lorenzini, Enrico C.
  • Martínez Sánchez, Manuel
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 44th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit
Event Dates: 21-23 Jul
Event Location: Hartford, Connecticut
Title of Book: 44th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit 2008 : proceedings
Date: 2009
ISBN: 9781605604985
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos (UPM)
Department: Física Aplicada a la Ingeniería Aeronáutica [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Space applications of electrodynamic tethers, and basic issues and constraints on their operation are reviewed. The status of the bare-tether solution to the problem of effective electron collection from a rarefied magnetized plasma is revisited. Basic modes of tether operation are analyzed; design parameters and parametric domains where a bare electrodynamic tether is most efficient in deorbiting, rebooking, or power generation, are determined. Use of bare tethers for Radiation Belt Remediation and generation of electron beams for ionospheric research is considered. Teiher heating, arcing, and bowing or breaking, as well deployment strategies are discussed.

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Item ID: 30953
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/30953/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:30953
Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Aeronauticos
Deposited on: 17 Sep 2014 07:33
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2016 01:11
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