## Magnetogasdynamic compression of a coaxial plasma accelerator flow for micrometeoroid simulation |

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### Contents

INTRODUCTION | i |

PLASMA COMPRESSION AND PARTICLE ACCELERATION 7 | iii |

THEORETICAL INVESTIGATION | 16 |

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accelerated particles accelerator with compressor aluminum foil ampere annular electrode approximately bank charging voltage camera capacitor bank charging capacitor bank voltage center electrode coaxial accelerator current coaxial cables coaxial plasma accelerator coil current XI COMMON VK(8 compression compressor coil axis compressor coil configuration compressor coil current compressor coil inductance constant current density decreasing inductance DERY differential equations dT dT electrical current energy stored equations 24 equivalent circuit ERROR WEIGHTS experiments glass beads holder rail IGNITRONS image converter impact detector inductance L0 initial values kilovolt km/s leaving the coaxial magnetic field Marshall Space Flight maximum micrometeoroid simulation micron microsecond Mylar foil nondimensional oscilloscope parameters particle acceleration particle initial diameter particle velocity Photograph photomultiplier plasma flow Plasma leaving plasma resistance plasma velocity potential drop radial force range with plasma ring holder secondary discharge shown in Figure Space Flight Center SUBROUTINE HPCG SUBROUTINE OUTP switch assembly test range theoretical theory velocity measurement