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Electrical characteristics at 60,000+ ft - RF Cafe Forums
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Post subject: Electrical characteristics at 60,000+ ft Posted:
Tue Aug 23, 2005 1:58 pm
Joined: Sat Apr 23,
2005 2:09 pm
Location: Tampa, FL
I'm interested in finding out more about electrical characteristics
at very high altitudes. I know that there are some studies about radiation
effects on circuits in space, but I haven't encountered any other electrical
related concerns at high altitudes.
Does anyone know of any resources
I've been searching scholar.google.com to find any
interesting things. So far, I have found none.
Post subject: 60000 feetPosted: Tue Aug
23, 2005 6:48 pm
1. Breakdown voltage -
if you're running high voltages, this might matter.
2. Teensy difference
in dielectric constant - virtually never matters.