Accession Number : ADB019981

Title :   General Test Plan, Pulsed Voltage Failure Levels of Capacitors

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA SPACE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Tasca, Dante M

PDF Url : ADB019981

Report Date : Apr 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : The test plan of this program is to determine (1) pulsed voltage/ power failure levels and (2) failure mechanisms for selected capacitors typical of those used in military electronic systems. The pulsed voltage/power levels of concern are those levels, with some safety margin, that could be induced in electronic components by electromagnetic pulse from nuclear weapons. Sufficient failure data are to be obtained so that device failure predictions are typical for each device; although statistical data collection is not required.

Descriptors :   *CAPACITORS, *ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES, *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, *RADIATION DAMAGE, *RADIATION HARDENING, FAILURE(ELECTRONICS), LEVEL(QUANTITY), MARGIN OF SAFETY, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, POWER, VOLTAGE

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE