State Estimation for the VASIMR Plasma Engine

Lynn, Shane and Ringwood, John and Del Valle Gamboa, Juan Ignacio (2008) State Estimation for the VASIMR Plasma Engine. Signals and Systems Conference, 2008. . pp. 24-29. ISSN 0537-9989

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This paper presents work on the application of virtual metrology techniques to the VAriable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASMIR) engine. The work concentrates on the estimation of internal temperatures of the rocket using state space models and Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES). These estimations are useful as direct thermal measurements will not be available in the final system design.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: State Estimation; Virtual Metrology; Plasma Systems; VASIMR rocket; Optical Emission Spectroscopy; Principal Component Analysis;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
Item ID: 1937
Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
Date Deposited: 19 May 2010 15:54
Journal or Publication Title: Signals and Systems Conference, 2008.
Publisher: IEEE
Refereed: Yes

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