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Features of application of image converter cameras for research on lightning and discharges in long air gaps
Author(s): Vitaly B. Lebedev; Grigory G. Feldman; Boris N. Gorin; Yuri V. Shcherbacov; Vladimir S. Syssoev; Vladimir A. Rakov
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Paper Abstract

The present report generalizes materials of publication /1-3/. In doing so /1/ and /3/ were presented at appropriate symposiums only as poster reports and were not widely discussed. Creation of reliable physical and engineering models of sequence of leader-return stroke of lightning (L-RS) and an attachment process is hampered by lack of actual information on the optical picture of low-luminous streamer structures of lightning. Cameras based on an image converter tubes (ICT) /4/ serve as an alternative of traditional optical-mechanical means for recording a lightning image. Such cameras allowed to obtain new reults when investigating streamer processes of a long spark what made it possible to formulate a set of hypothesizes relating to a leader process of lightning /5-7/. Here there are given the characteristics of the image converter instrumentation complex adapted to the work with lightning and a long spark and there are presented the results of its tests in the All-Russian Electro-technical Institute (VEI) named after V.I. Lenin when recording a long spark on the open high-voltage stand in Istra (near Moscow).

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 March 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5580, 26th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (17 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.597448
Show Author Affiliations
Vitaly B. Lebedev, BIFO Co. (Russia)
Grigory G. Feldman, BIFO Co. (Russia)
Boris N. Gorin, BIFO Co. (Russia)
Yuri V. Shcherbacov, All-Russian Electrotechnical Institute (Russia)
Vladimir S. Syssoev, All-Russian Electrotechnical Institute (Russia)
Vladimir A. Rakov, Univ. of Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5580:
26th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Dennis L. Paisley; Stuart Kleinfelder; Donald R. Snyder; Brian J. Thompson, Editor(s)

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