Accession Number : AD0289549

Title :   ULTRA HIGH POWER TRANSMISSION LINE TECHNIQUES.

Descriptive Note : Technical note no. 2, 19 Dec 61-19 Jun 62,

Corporate Author : ROME AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRIFFISS AFB N Y

Personal Author(s) : Gilden,Meyer

Report Date : 19 JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Problems related to failure mechanisms in ultrahigh power transmission lines are treated. A more general equation for breakdown is derived for non-uniform conditions using the Boltzmann transport theory and then an approximate solution is discussed for breakdown at a heated surface. Experimental verification including measurements up to pressures of several atmospheres is given for the transition from a localized breakdown at a small hemisphere to a main-volume breakdown. Results of an experimental study of arc movement is given which includes several gases under a variety of conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *TRANSMISSION LINES, *WAVEGUIDES, ELECTRIC ARCS, ELECTRIC FIELDS, HEATING, HIGH TEMPERATURE, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, MICROWAVE FREQUENCY, RADIOFREQUENCY POWER

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE