# Phenomenological models of pulse noise from stationary plasma thruster

### Aerospace propulsion engineering

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e-mail: N.Vazhenin@mai.ru

### Abstract

As recent studies of thin time structure of electromagnetic emission of stationary plasma thruster (SPT) have shown, such stochastic process, in addition to a purely thermal component, contains a non-thermal component representing stochastic seguence of radio pulses with complicated internal structure.

The purpose of the paper is compare results on electromagnetic emission of stationary plasma thruster obtained by mathematical models and by test.

Mathematical models, suitable for the phenomenological description of self electromagnetic emission of stationary plasma thruster are analysed on the basis of results of test studies for such emission statistical characteristics. The comparative analysis is made for statistical characteristics of signals obtained by test and characteristics of phenomenological models of such signals.

Depending on the SPT operating mode and the frequency range used the models Middlton, Hall, Merts, Vejbull, Laplas or Hilbert frequency range for the description of statistical characteristics of radiation SPT models of Middlton's, may be used of SPT emission. The obtained results allow reasonable approach to the development of mathematical models for the emission of specific types stationary plasma thrusters.

The study presented provides a starting-point for further development of simulation models for stationary plasma thruster emission.

The results obtained can be used to analyze the effects of stationary plasma thruster electromagnetic emission radiation on the operation of satellites radio systems.

### Keywords:

space communication, pulse noise, stationary plasma thrusters, mathematical models### References

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