Iodine Propellant Feed System Flow Modeling

Abstract: The use of solid iodine as a propellant in Hall-effect thrusters (HETs) is currently being investigated for small-satellite applications. CubeSats offer an inexpensive mode of access to space; however, they currently lack significant propulsion capability. A high specific impulse (I (sub sp)) propulsion system would permit a significant change in velocity, delta v, to be imparted for orbital maintenance, transfers, or de-orbit maneuvers. An electric propulsion system that uses iodine as a pro…

Source:: nasa sit 2