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1. (WO2018007545) ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR A HALL EFFECT ELECTRIC THRUSTER

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/007545    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/066980
Publication Date: Fri Jan 12 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Jul 07 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: H03K 3/59
F03H 1/00
Applicants: AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS
Inventors: BROTONS, Cyril
LOUBERE, Dimitry
SCREMIN, Guillaume
GUILHEM-DUCLEON, Matthias
Title: ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR A HALL EFFECT ELECTRIC THRUSTER
Abstract:
The invention relates to an electric power supply system (1) for a Hall effect electric thruster, said Hall effect electric thruster comprising an anode (50), a cathode (51), a heating device (53) for the cathode and an igniter (52). The electric power supply system comprises: - a first power supply source (10) which is intended to supply the anode, - a second power supply source (11) which is intended to supply the heating device (53), - a power supply unit (13) which is intended to electrically supply the igniter (52) and comprising: - a third power supply source, - a passive electric circuit (131), which is supplied by said third power supply source and which is configured to generate a voltage in the form of at least one pulse.