THEORETICAL ANALYSIS OF AIRCRAFT ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE
Final rept. for Jun 1963-Jan 1964
DYNASCIENCES CORP FORT WASHINGTON PA
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The general problem of aircraft electrostatic charging and one of the more efficient discharger systems presently available are discussed. Methods of discharger system design and analysis are developed and stated for this system. These methods are incorporated into design curves and other data to facilitate and optimize design. The problem of efficient discharge corona electrode design is treated extensively. With the information on corona developed in the report, it becomes possible to include the corona electrode in the system design using conventional engineering design methods. Data permitting optimization of corona electrode performance, that is, current maximization at a given electrode voltage is given. The effects of aircraft altitude are significant on electrode operation. Numerous approaches to the reduction of system voltage requirements are discussed.