Method Of Localizing Breakdown In High Power Rf Network

Researchers at UCLA have developed a method for detecting localized electrical breakdowns in a high power RF network. This method simplifies early arc detection in waveguides while reducing costs by not breaking the vacuum and adding components. This a…

Researchers at UCLA have developed a method for detecting localized electrical breakdowns in a high-power RF network. This method simplifies early arc detection in waveguides while reducing costs by not breaking the vacuum and adding components. This approach can also distinguish between longitudinal and transverse sound waves, allowing arc detection in a waveguide that includes bends and other elements (e.g. gaskets).

Abstract

Researchers in the Department of Physics have developed a method for detecting localized electrical breakdowns in high-power RF networks.

Website

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Advantages

  • Early detection
  • Does not require taking the system apart 
  • No additional components required
  • Detection in complex waveguides

Potential Applications

  • Transmission lines
  • Radar systems
  • Electrical protective systems
  • High-frequency protective circuits

Contact Information

Name: UCLA Technology Development Group

Email: ncd@tdg.ucla.edu

Phone: 310.794.0558