AF-MPD Thruster Database

Different AF-MPDT geometries.

The applied-field magnetoplasmadynamic thruster (AF-MPDT) database is a collection of performance data available in the literature spanning back to the 1960s. This database includes all measurements for which each of the following parameters is known: thrust, electrode current, electrode voltage, magnetic field strength, propellant, mass flow rate, background pressure, inner and outer solenoid radii, and the electrode geometry as indicated by the figure for each of three different electrode configurations.

The database will be uploaded to this link no later than June 2018 providing there are no copyright restrictions. In the meantime, all questions concerning this collection can be sent to Will Coogan (