The Princeton Pennsylvania Army Avionics Research Program. A Fundamental Study of Static Electric Phenomena (Applied to Helicopters)
Final task rept. 1 Sep 1966-30 Dec 1971
PRINCETON UNIV NJ
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In the report is given a summary of the charging and discharging processes of a helicopter in flight. Emphasis is placed upon obtaining approximations for estimating the magnitude of the problem for given environmental conditions. The problems of electrostatic charging and discharging of helicopters with regard to safety of personnel, cargo and radio frequency interference are stated. Acceptable safety limits for personnel protection and safe cargo handling are presented. A solution to the cargo hook up problems of electrostatic charged helicopters is proposed, using current technology. A summary is given of the construction and test results of this safe-cargo hook up system. The Appendixes summarizes work on corona discharges, space charges, and environmental effects on charging and discharging phenomena.
- Electricity and Magnetism