Author Topic: Self-field vs. Applied Field Q&A  (Read 827 times)

Offline WilfridSomogyi

Self-field vs. Applied Field Q&A
« on: 07/15/2014 01:16 PM »
Two questions:

Firstly, would somebody please be able to explain the difference between self-field and applied field, in the context of electromagnetic propulsion. I've looked everywhere and I can't find a clear-cut definition of the two.

Secondly, is a pulsed thruster exactly what it sounds like? i.e the ion stream is not continuous but is ejected as a series of pulses.

Thank-you.
« Last Edit: 07/21/2014 09:02 AM by WilfridSomogyi »