A Microwave Beaming Thruster Powered by 1MW Microwave

Tatsuo Nakagawa, Yorichika Mihara, Makoto Matsui, Kimiya Komurasaki, Kouji Takahashi, Keishi Sakamoto, Tsuyoshi Imai
2003 39th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit   unpublished
Experiments on a pulsed microwave-beaming thruster were conducted using a 1 MW gyrotron developed by the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute. Thruster models were launched vertically, and the thrust impulse was estimated from their altitude. As a result, the maximum momentum-coupling coefficient of 345 N/MW was recorded with 0.2 ms pulse width at 1 MW microwave power.
doi:10.2514/6.2003-4430 fatcat:po3ftztbxjakvlbhgl3ho5j374