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Author Fisher, E. ♦ Bishop, W. ♦ Robinson Jr., E.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1964
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics ♦ Electricity & electronics
Subject Keyword Lightning ♦ Plastics ♦ Telephony ♦ Cable shielding ♦ Communication cables ♦ Surges ♦ Steel ♦ Conductors ♦ Current measurement ♦ Length measurement
Abstract Data are presented on the surge characteristics of various types and combinations of metals when applied as a shield for buried telephone cables. Surge currents were applied to the shield of 500-foot lengths of cable and the potentials developed between the shield and conductors were measured at selected points along the cable length in order to determine relative susceptibility to lightning influence. The shield metals included copper, aluminum, stainless steel, and low-carbon steel, and combinations of these metals. This program was begun and completed in the calendar year 1968. This program may have a substantial impact in the future designs of cable used in the Rural Electrification Administration systems.
Description Author affiliation :: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C
ISSN 00189332
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1970-02-01
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Volume Number 18
Issue Number 1
Size (in Bytes) 433.53 kB
Page Count 4
Starting Page 64
Ending Page 67


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library