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An Efficient Ring-Shaped Electromagnetic Thruster

Abstract

An electromagnetic thruster is proposed and successfully tested. Its design is inspired by theoretical considerations whose qualitative predictions are well matched with the experimental results. The efficiency is higher than any other device so far reported in the literature, producing a directional thrust of approximately 2.7 × 10 {−5} M, where M is the mass of the thruster itself, with a nominal power injected of approximately 10 Watts. The prototype has the shape of a ring and is powered by both radio frequency signals and a stationary high voltage. Improvements and generalizations can be easily devised by adjusting the geometry of the device.
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hal-03843874 , version 1 (08-11-2022)
hal-03843874 , version 2 (25-02-2023)

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Daniele Funaro, Alessandro Chiolerio. An Efficient Ring-Shaped Electromagnetic Thruster. 2022. ⟨hal-03843874v1⟩
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