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Record 17 of 2658
Arcing on dc power systems
Author and Affiliation:
Moores, Greg(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States)
Heller, R. P.(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States)
Sutanto, Surja(Micon Engineering, College Station, TX, United States)
Dugal-Whitehead, Norma R.(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States)
Abstract: Unexpected and undesirable arcing on dc power systems can produce hazardous situations aboard space flights. The potential for fire and shock might exist in a situation where there is a broken conductor, a loose power connection, or a break in the insulation of the power cable. Such arcing has been found to be reproducible in a laboratory environment. Arcing tests show that the phenomena can last for several seconds and yet be undetectable by present protection schemes used in classical power relaying and remote power controller applications. This paper characterizes the arcing phenomena and suggests future research that is needed.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1992
Document ID:
19930041884
(Acquired Dec 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 93A25881
Subject Category: ELECTRONICS AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: SEE A93-25851; In: IECEC '92; Proceedings of the 27th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, San Diego, CA, Aug. 3-7, 1992. Vol. 1 (A93-25851 09-44); p. p. 1.185-1.190.
Publisher Information: Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc., Warrendale, PA, United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAS8-38950
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Description: 6p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: AEROSPACE SAFETY; DIRECT CURRENT; ELECTRIC ARCS; SPACECRAFT POWER SUPPLIES; CONDUCTORS; ELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE; ELECTROLYTES; POWER TRANSMISSION; TRANSMISSION LINES
Imprint And Other Notes: In: IECEC '92; Proceedings of the 27th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, San Diego, CA, Aug. 3-7, 1992. Vol. 1 (A93-25851 09-44), p. 1.185-1.190.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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