A QUASI-EQUILIBRIUM KINETIC MODEL OF HF AIR BREAKDOWN

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$52,409.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
16009
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Tetra Corp
4905 Hawkins Ne, Albuquerque, NM, 87109
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
A E Rodriguez
Principal Investigator
(505) 345-8623
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
WE PROPOSE TO BUILD A QUASI-EQUILIBRIUM KINETIC MODEL OF HIGH FREQUENCY (HF) AIR BREAKDOWN BASED ON THE SPARK BREAKDOWN MODEL DEVELOPED AT TETRA CORPORATION FOR AIR AND SULFUR HEXAFLOURIDE (SF[6]). AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE TIME-DEPENDENT BREAKDOWN PROCESS IS THE MOST CRITICAL PART OF A COMPLETE PHENOMENOLOGICAL MODEL OF ELECTRO MAGNETIC PULSE (EMP) ARCING IN APERTURES. PHASE I WILL DETERMINE STREAMER BEHAVIOR AND THE ADEQUACY OF THE KINETIC METHODOLOGY IN ONE DIMENSIONAL AND ZERO DIMENSIONAL MODELS. MULTIDIMENSIONAL MODELS WILL BE BUILD AND MODEL VERIFICATION EXPERIMENTS WILL BE PERFORMED IN PHASE II.

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