Arcjet Thruster Design

The arcjet thruster is very similar in operation to most chemical rockets and jet engines, so before discussing arcjets specifically let's look at the operation of thermal-expansion thrusters in general first. This more general category includes thrusters that operate by generating hot gasses at high pressure and then allowing them to expand in a nozzle, creating thrust.

Arc Power Supply (More Information on the Arc Power Supply)

Plenty of information behind the "More Information" link, but nothing here right now.

Gas Supply (More Information on the Gas Supply)

More information to come when I start designing the gas supply.

Ignition Circuit (More Information on the Ignition Circuit)

More information to come when I start designing the ignition circuit.

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