SPEAR II Space Power Data Analysis
Technical rept. 17 May 1990-17 Mar 1991
DEFENSE NUCLEAR AGENCY ALEXANDRIA VA
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This project provided data analysis and support for the SPEAR II payload tests at the NASA Plum Brook Station in June, 1990. It also provided support for test preparation and overall data review. Independent analysis of the payload chamber tests with and without plasma indicated that 1 when plasma is not present, the probability of arcing in the pulse transformer approached zero monotonically and 2 with plasma present, pulse conditioning of the transformer was erratic and, at the highest voltages, arc-free operation appeared not to be attainable. High voltage, Connector, Space environment, Plasma.
- Electric Power Production and Distribution