Plasma Bubble Expansion Model of the Flash-Over Current Collection on a Solar Array-Comparison to EMAGS3 Results

@article{Sarrailh2013PlasmaBE,
  title={Plasma Bubble Expansion Model of the Flash-Over Current Collection on a Solar Array-Comparison to EMAGS3 Results},
  author={Pierre Sarrailh and Virginie Inguimbert and Jean-Michel Siguier and Jean-Charles Mat{\'e}o-V{\'e}lez and Carsten Baur and Denis Payan and Bernard Boulanger and Andreas Gerhard and Patrice Pelissou},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science},
  year={2013},
  volume={41},
  pages={3429-3437}
}
This paper describes the results analysis obtained during the experimental campaign conducted in the frame of the ESA EMAGS3 project “Flash-over (FO) evaluation on large solar panels.” A numerical model has been developed in order to better understand the characteristics of the so-called FO phenomenon. The experimental results, presented in detail in a companion paper, are analyzed in correlation with the present FO model. A basic model based on the assumption of a plasma bubble expansion in… CONTINUE READING