Statement of the problem and experimental study of the secondary arcing in the conditions of orbital space

A. V. Batrakov, K. V. Karlik, V. S. Kim, S. G. Kochura, V. A. Lavrinovich, S. A. Popov, S. B. Suntsov

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    Abstract

    The problem of breakdowns in equipment of spacecrafts operating on the Earth's orbit is based on multifactor physics involving vacuum electronics, plasma physics, and gas discharge physics. The problem was strongly escalated with increase of operating voltages from 27 V to 100 V followed by even higher voltages in the future. The problem is studied intensively in the course of last ten years, and the present state of art came to standards regulating approaches to reduce the risks of secondary arcing and to regulate the test protocols. Nevertheless, the research work on the matter must be continued as far as a lot of factors are still omitted in the mentioned above standards. The present work contains results of measurements of threshold conditions of secondary arcing in various insulating gaps as the residual gas pressure goes down from atmosphere to high vacuum, and the primary discharge is similar to the fuse-triggered, low-current arc discharge. In such conditions, the results indicate the breakdown strength to correspond to the cathode voltage drop rather than the Paschen curve minimum. Experimental results are compared with results of computer simulation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - International Symposium on Discharges and Electrical Insulation in Vacuum, ISDEIV
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages725-727
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Print)9781479967506
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2014
    Event26th International Symposium on Discharges and Electrical Insulation in Vacuum, ISDEIV 2014 - Mumbai, India
    Duration: 28 Sep 20143 Oct 2014

    Other

    Other26th International Symposium on Discharges and Electrical Insulation in Vacuum, ISDEIV 2014
    CountryIndia
    CityMumbai
    Period28.9.143.10.14

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Software

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    Batrakov, A. V., Karlik, K. V., Kim, V. S., Kochura, S. G., Lavrinovich, V. A., Popov, S. A., & Suntsov, S. B. (2014). Statement of the problem and experimental study of the secondary arcing in the conditions of orbital space. In Proceedings - International Symposium on Discharges and Electrical Insulation in Vacuum, ISDEIV (pp. 725-727). [6961785] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/DEIV.2014.6961785