THRUST BALANCE - NEW CONCEPT
The balance allows to measure the thrust of plasmic thrusters.
The balance is inside a vacuum chamber. The electronic rack to control and acquire measurement is outside the vacuum chamber.
The balance is used to qualify thruster for long time tests.
- Based on a null deflection suspended pendulum
- Design derived from proven previous instrument
- Work environment Thermal vaccum (10-4 mbar)
Download and read the scientific paper written for the Space Propulsion Conference, 19th march 2021.