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Java Ehd Thruster Solver
Based on the wire-foil standard lifter element

By Blaze Labs © 2002

Default values given for lifter shown

Surrounding medium specifications

Relative permittivity of medium (1.0 for air or vacuum):
Altitude above sea level of your test location (0 metres for sea level):
Ambient temperature of your test location in degrees Celcius:

Lifter specifications

Select lifter top wire polarity connection:
Select lifter top wire finish:
Length of the foil or wire (mm) per element (one edge length):
Height of the foil (mm):
Air gap distance between wire and foil (mm):
Wire diameter (mm):
Number of elements forming the cell shape (3 for triangular):
Number of vertical stacks (1 for simple lifter):
Lifter weight excluding payload in grammes:

Power supply specification

Voltage across wire and foil (V):


Physical surface area of wire:
Physical surface area of foil:
Effective ion mobility at RTP:
Force from wire to foil:
Force from plate to wire:
Total upward thrust:
Total external payload in grammes:
Counterbary, total thrust to weight ratio:
Lifter Performance:
Upwards acceleration of Lifter:
Maximum terminal velocity of lifter in air, neglecting drag:
Current consumption:
Power consumption:
Maximum radiation frequency from lifter in vacuum:
1E16Hz is the lower soft X-ray band, 1E20Hz is Gamma band
Frequency of operation of this lifter is from pure dc (0Hz) to:
Approximate capacitance of lifter:
Impedance of lifter:
Breakdown voltage of air at your test location assuming dry air is:
Average Breakdown voltage of air around lifter in dry air is:
Your lifter is operating at a minimum voltage gradient of:
If this exceeds the Average breakdown level, increase air gap.
Written by: Saviour @ Blaze Labs © 2002
Credit to: Jean Louis Naudin, Mike Ady, Steve Burns and Evgenij Barsoukov.