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A VALIDATION OF CONVENTIONAL PROTECTION DEVICES IN PROTECTING EMP THREATS

By S. M. Han, C.-S. Huh, and J.-S. Choi

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Abstract:
The performance of complementary ESD/Lightning protection devices being exposed to EMP was studied. We studied protection devices such as GDT (Gas Discharge Tube), TVS (Transient Voltage suppressor), and Varistor. The EMP signal has a very fast rise time of 100 psec and the maximum peak voltage of 2 kV. The GDT could not protect the EMP signal. The varistor showed about 35% of protection ability, and the TVS showed about 50% of protection ability. Thus the GDT is not a proper device to protect EMP. However, all of the protection devices did not show their nonlinear property.

Citation:
S. M. Han, C.-S. Huh, and J.-S. Choi, "A Validation of Conventional Protection Devices in Protecting Emp Threats," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 119, 253-263, 2011.
doi:10.2528/PIER11062002
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=11062002

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