Surface flashover under RF and unipolar excitation at atmospheric conditions

J. T. Krile, A. A. Neuber, G. F. Edmiston, H. G. Krompholz

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Scopus citations

Abstract

Flashover along insulators or insulating support structures has to be carefully addressed in the design of any dc, ac, or pulsed high voltage device. Although there is a large body of data on unipolar surface flashover in the atmosphere, which has led to empirical design rules primarily for the power distribution industry, the physics of the involved processes is widely unknown. The major limiting factor in the transmission of High Power Microwaves (RPM) into the atmosphere has been the vacuum-air interface. Both the unipolar and HPM surface flashover cases have been studied under vacuum conditions and have been found to have the same dominant mechanisms. Similarities between HPM window flashover on the air side and unipolar flashover are observed in an atmospheric environment as well.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 IEEE International Power Modulator Conference, IPMC(27th Power Modulator Symposium and 2006 High Voltage Workshop)
Pages7-12
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Event2006 IEEE International Power Modulator Conference, IPMC(27th Power Modulator Symposium and 2006 High Voltage Workshop) - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: May 14 2006May 18 2006

Publication series

NameConference Record of the International Power Modulator Symposium and High Voltage Workshop
ISSN (Print)1076-8467

Conference

Conference2006 IEEE International Power Modulator Conference, IPMC(27th Power Modulator Symposium and 2006 High Voltage Workshop)
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period05/14/0605/18/06

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Surface flashover under RF and unipolar excitation at atmospheric conditions'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Krile, J. T., Neuber, A. A., Edmiston, G. F., & Krompholz, H. G. (2006). Surface flashover under RF and unipolar excitation at atmospheric conditions. In 2006 IEEE International Power Modulator Conference, IPMC(27th Power Modulator Symposium and 2006 High Voltage Workshop) (pp. 7-12). [4216123] (Conference Record of the International Power Modulator Symposium and High Voltage Workshop). https://doi.org/10.1109/MODSYM.2006.365171