Accession Number:

AD0720090

Title:

The Effect of Humidity on a Corona Discharge in Air

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The effect of humidity on a corona discharge in air is investigated and found to produce a decrease in discharge current of about 20 for a change in humidity from dry to saturated conditions at atmospheric pressure and room temperature. It is suggested that this effect can be used to measure humidity in applications where rapid response is essential and the need to compensate for moderate temperature and pressure changes can be tolerated.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE