Hi,

I’m trying to simulate Spacecraft charging due to EP.

However, after a few simulation steps the net emitted current from the cathode tends to zero as well as the cathode current (since the recollected current is null).

This leads to a total current to the spacecraft equal in magnitude to the thruster emitted current, and to a potential of some nodes that reach the kV level.

How can I solve this problem?

Also, I noticed that the cathode net emitted current tends to zero when the emitted particles reach the boundary. Can this be related?

Thanks,

Davide