Accession Number:

ADA639956

Title:

High Voltage Subnanosecond Corona Inception

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

TEXAS TECH UNIV LUBBOCK PULSED POWER LAB

Report Date:

1999-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE