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IRE Transactions on Military Electronics

Issue 2 • April 1959

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1959, Page(s): c1
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  • IRE Professional Group on Military Electronics

    Publication Year: 1959
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  • [Breaker page]

    Publication Year: 1959, Page(s): nil1
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  • Krafft A. Ehricke [Biography]

    Publication Year: 1959
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  • Guest Editorial

    Publication Year: 1959, Page(s): 26
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  • Some Problems in Ionic Propulsion Systems

    Publication Year: 1959, Page(s):27 - 33
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    Some of the problems and applications of ionic propulsion systems are discussed. Three different systems' optimization criteria are considered: the maximization of the initial acceleration of a space vehicle; the minimization of the total-mass-to-payload-mass ratio; and the minimization of the propellant mass required to refuel the vehicle. The production, acceleration, and neutralization of beams... View full abstract»

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  • Plasma Propulsion Devices for Space Flight

    Publication Year: 1959, Page(s):34 - 41
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    An analysis of some of the more immediate space missions indicates that a large increase in payload can be achieved when electrical propulsion is used instead of chemical propulsion. For missions in the gravitational field of the Earth and to the Moon, the optimum specific impulse range for electrical propulsion is from about 1500 to 5000 seconds. Electrical propulsion with neutral plasma devices ... View full abstract»

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  • Plasma Propulsion Possibilities

    Publication Year: 1959, Page(s):42 - 45
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    Plasma propulsion systems are arranged in three categories according to the cyclic nature of the jet produced; 1) steady, 2) alternating or wave-accelerated, and 3) pulsed. Typical systems within each category are described with emphasis on work being done at the NASA Lewis Research Center. The criteria for evaluating the relative merits of these systems are listed and the advantages and disadvant... View full abstract»

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  • A Brief Survey of Direct Energy Conversion Devices for Possible Space-Vehicle Application

    Publication Year: 1959, Page(s):46 - 51
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    A brief review is given of various types of devices for converting heat or radiant energy directly into readily available electrical form. These devices include the thermoelectric generator, the photovoltaic cell, the thermionic converter, and the photoemissive converter. The discussion is from the point of view of possible space-vehicle application. An attempt is made to indicate in a general way... View full abstract»

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  • Fusion for Space Propulsion

    Publication Year: 1959, Page(s):52 - 57
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    The possible role of a controlled thermonuclear reactor in space missions is discussed. Although such a reactor is many years from reality, some of its properties are understood well enough to indicate problems which will appear and which are peculiar to space flight. It appears that it will have to deliver electric power or thrust at a weight of about one pound per kw in order to represent signif... View full abstract»

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  • Astronautics and Propulsion

    Publication Year: 1959, Page(s):58 - 64
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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 1959, Page(s):65 - 66
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  • Information for authors

    Publication Year: 1959, Page(s): nil2
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    Publication Year: 1959
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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1959, Page(s): c2
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This Transactions ceased publication in 1962. The new retitled publication is IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems.

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