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Magnetic Fusion Plasma Drive

Florian Neukart1,2
  • 1 Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science, Faculty of Science, Leiden University, Snellius Gebouw, Niels Bohrweg 1, CA Leiden, The Netherlands
  • 2 Terra Quantum AG, Kornhausstrasse, St. Gallen, Swaziland

Abstract

In the evolving realm of space exploration, efficient propulsion methods are paramount to achieve interplanetary and possibly interstellar voyages. Traditional propulsion systems, although proven, offer limited capabilities when considering longer-duration missions beyond our immediate cosmic vicinity. This study introduces and thoroughly investigates the Magnetic Fusion Plasma Drive (MFPD) propulsion system, a novel fusion-powered propulsion mechanism. Through rigorous theoretical underpinnings and mathematical formulations, we elucidate the principles governing fusion reactions in the context of propulsion, plasma dynamics, and magnetic confinement in space. Comparative analyses indicate significant advantages of the MFPD system over existing technologies, particularly in fuel efficiency, thrust capabilities, and potential scalability. Example calculations further substantiate the immense energy potential and feasibility of the MFPD for long-duration missions. While challenges remain, the MFPD system embodies a promising avenue for a propulsion paradigm shift, potentially revolutionizing our approach to space exploration.

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 17 No. 2, 2024, 70-91

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2024.70.91

Submitted On: 7 December 2023 Published On: 4 March 2024

How to Cite: Neukart, F. (2024). Magnetic Fusion Plasma Drive. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 17(2), 70-91. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2024.70.91

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Keywords

  • Magnetic Fusion Plasma Drive
  • Nuclear Fusion Propulsion
  • Interstellar Travel
  • Spacecraft Thrust Systems
  • Plasma Dynamics