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Recent publications
1.  Kurzyna J., Mazouffre S., Lazurenko A., Albarede L., Bonhomme G., Makowski K., Dudeck M., Peradzyński Z., Spectral analysis of Hall effect thruster plasma oscillations based on the empirical mode decomposition, PHYSICS OF PLASMAS, ISSN: 1070-664X, DOI: 10.1063/1.2145020, Vol.12, pp.123506-1-13, 2005

Abstract:
Hall-effect thruster plasma oscillations recorded by means of probes located at the channel exit are analyzed using the empirical mode decomposition (EMD) method. This self-adaptive technique permits to decompose a nonstationary signal into a set of intrinsic modes, and acts as a very efficient filter allowing to separate contributions of different underlying physical mechanisms. Applying the Hilbert transform to the whole set of modes allows to identify peculiar events and to assign them a range of instantaneous frequency and power. In addition to 25kHz breathing-type oscillations which are unambiguously identified, the EMD approach confirms the existence of oscillations with instantaneous frequencies in the range of 100–500kHz typical for ion transit-time oscillations. Modeling of high-frequency modes (ν∼10MHz) resulting from EMD of measured wave forms supports the idea that high-frequency plasma oscillations originate from electron-density perturbations propagating azimuthally with the electron drift velocity.

Keywords:
Plasma oscillations, Interplanetary magnetic fields, Plasma waves, Wavelets, High frequency discharges

Affiliations:
Kurzyna J. - IPPT PAN
Mazouffre S. - CNRS (FR)
Lazurenko A. - CNRS (FR)
Albarede L. - CNRS (FR)
Bonhomme G. - Université Henri Poincaré (FR)
Makowski K. - IPPT PAN
Dudeck M. - CNRS (FR)
Peradzyński Z. - IPPT PAN

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