Accession Number:

AD0628042

Title:

DESIGN OF A HIGH VOLTAGE BREAKDOWN IN VACUUM EXPERIMENT.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Report Date:

1966-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Although investigators during the past decade have contributed voluminous literature on the mechanism of voltage breakdown in vacuum, there are insufficient data available to permit a straightforward approach to the design of high-voltage sections of high-power electron tubes. It is concluded that there are at least sixteen variables affecting breakdown. Traditional methods of experimenting by varying one parameter at a time would take years to amass the data on which a cohesive theory could be formulated. A pilot experiment was set up based on the statistical approach to experimental design to evaluate the relative importance of each of the variables. The pilot experiment is a partial replicate of a two-level, full factorial design. It is expected that sufficient information will be collected to permit the elimination of variables having minor effects and to permit a more comprehensive design for the final experiment. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE