Accession Number : ADA187639

Title :   Air Gap Testing Using Trailing Wire Antenna (TWA) Waveform.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May 85-1 Sep 86,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Nethers, R W ; Metzger, D W ; Griffin, A B

PDF Url : ADA187639

Report Date : Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Results of tests of various electrode geometries subjected to high voltage electrical discharge are reported along with test conduct. Three geometries (point-plane, rod-plane, and rod-rod) were tested with both positive and negative voltages. The effect of a uniform field on breakdown voltage was also investigated. The data obtained were compared to the standard lightning breakdown data. The data corresponded well (i.e., within 10 percent) with all other data for negative voltages. Thus, the AWRE voltage holdoff formula is a reasonable method for determining negative voltage breakdown. Keywords include: Electrical breakdown, Standoff voltage, Electrical discharge, and Air arcs.

Descriptors :   *AIR GAPS, *BREAKDOWN(ELECTRONIC THRESHOLD), *ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, *ELECTRODES, *STANDOFF, *TRAILING WIRE ANTENNAS, FLIGHT TESTING, HIGH VOLTAGE, VOLTAGE

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Electricity and Magnetism
      Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE