High voltage subnanosecond corona inception

J. Mankowski, J. Dickens, M. Kristiansen, J. Lehr, W. Prather, J. Gaudet

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1999
Event12th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference - Monterey, CA, USA
Duration: Jun 27 1999Jun 30 1999


Conference12th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
CityMonterey, CA, USA


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