While this activity is focused on the HV-transformer the work encompasses the investigation into all relevant associated technologies and materials, assuring that the influence of one technology to another is taken into account.
The key issues addressed in the project are:
Mass and Cost reduction in combination with the possibility of high level voltages up to 15kV for future EPC- and TWTA-Designs respectively with new materials and technologies
High Voltage Insulation technology and materials for EPC applications with a low weight and low cost factor.
The first phase of this activity comprises a study of a number of different materials and technologies to improve size and weight of high voltage applications. Selected material samples are then tested and characterized with the intention to find future innovative and enabling technologies and materials possibly suitable for flight equipment. In a second phase selected materials shall be implemented into their application, a representative high voltage module. A complete test campaign including environmental tests is to be performed for validation.
The High Voltage Insulation Technology Project is completed. Two potting materials were further evaluated in environmental and life tests of a representative HV-module.
Most significant achievements: