High Voltage Subnanosecond Corona Inception
TEXAS TECH UNIV LUBBOCK PULSED POWER LAB
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Corona Discharges in Ultra-Wideband radiating systems can have adverse effects on performance such as reflection, phase dispersion, and significant power losses. A test-bed has been assembled to experimentally observe corona created by voltage pulses similar to Ultra- Wideband systems. The current work involves the voltage attenuation of an incident pulse after propagation through a self-initiated corona and relative measurements of visible light emission from the photoionization produced during streamer development. Several gas dielectrics, including ambient air, N2, H2, and SF6, were tested.
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