Accession Number:

AD0118584

Title:

DISCHARGE OF CORONA POINT CURRENT FROM AIRCRAFT

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LAB INC BUFFALO NY BUFFALO United States

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Report Date:

1954-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

In a system for maintaining zero electrostatic charge on aircraft, where electric field meters on the surfaces of the wings control a high-voltage corona discharge point behind the tail of the aircraft, the primary factors influencing the magnitude of blow-away discharge current i are point potential V, aircraft speed V, point geometry, and space charge from the already discharged current.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE