Quantifying the Characteristic Length of a Combustor for an Ionic Liquid Monopropellant Thruster
Ionic liquid monopropellants are currently being researched as a promising alternative to hydrazine in propulsion systems. This report presents a flame study that delineates the flame length of the expected decomposition products from an ionic liquid monopropellant. Through these studies, the characteristic length of a combustion chamber will be defined through calculations and empirical correlations. There is limited information on designing a propulsion system for an ionic liquid monopropellant. Therefore, defining the magnitude for an effective characteristic length serves as beneficial in designing a propulsion system for an ionic liquid monopropellant thruster.^
Hogge, Kimberly Marie, "Quantifying the Characteristic Length of a Combustor for an Ionic Liquid Monopropellant Thruster" (2017). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI10283922.