Accession Number:

ADA048737

Title:

An Electrical Surge Arrestor (ESA) Model for Electromagnetic Pulse Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL ANAHEIM CA AUTONETICS GROUP

Report Date:

1977-09-27

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Electrical Surge Arrestors ESAs have been used extensively for lightning and EMP protection. These components are characterized by a presenting an open circuit high impedance below the gap breakdown potential, b becoming a virtual short-circuit above the gap breakdown and c displaying a significantly higher level of apparent gap breakdown for very fast input voltage rise-times dvdt. This paper describes a mathematical model for a spark gap surge arrestor which has been used successfully to characterize ESA response to stimulus.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE