A thruster system includes a power supply and a pulse forming circuit coupled to the power supply. The pulse forming circuit includes a capacitor and first and second diodes. The positively-charged plate of the capacitor is coupled to the anode of the first diode, the negatively-charged of the capacitor is coupled to the anode of the second diode, and the cathode of the first diode is coupled to the cathode of the second diode. A low-impedance thruster is coupled in parallel to the second diode.
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|Published - Oct 2 2001