Accession Number:

AD0614286

Title:

INVESTIGATION OF THE STATISTICS OF BREAKDOWN USING NANOSECOND PULSE TECHNIQUES

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

BRADDOCK DUNN AND MCDONALD INC EL PASO TX

Report Date:

1965-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

The experimental equipment, experimental procedures, and test results of a laboratory study of the statistics of discharge initiation in highly over- volted planar spark gaps is presented. The theory of operation of a subnanosecond rise-time multikilovolt pulse generator developed for the study is described. Test data on the electron emission of different electrode materials as a function of gap field strength and electrode conditioning is presented. In addition, a simplified model of the statistics of free-space breakdown in a transmitted microwave beam is developed.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE