Methods and apparatus for pulsed-DC dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuator and circuit

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Description

A plasma generating device intended to induce a flow in a fluid via plasma generation includes a dielectric separating two electrodes and a power supply. The first electrode is exposed to a fluid flow while the second electrode is positioned under the dielectric. The power supply is electrically coupled to a switch and the first and second electrodes. When the power supply is energized by repeated action of the switch, it causes a pulsed DC current between the electrodes which causes the fluid to ionize generating a plasma. The generation of the plasma induces a force with a velocity component in the fluid.

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Title
  • Methods and apparatus for pulsed-DC dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuator and circuit

Patent Number
  • US 9848485 B2

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Inventor
  • Thomas C. Corke

  • Richard Kaszeta

  • Calman Gold

Inventor From Local Institution
  • Thomas C. Corke

Other Application
  • 15/374,707

Prior Publication Date
  • 2017-06-22

Prior Publication Number
  • US 20170181260 A1

Claims
  • 20

Cooperative Patent Classification codes
  • H05H 1/2406 (20130101); H05H 1/24 (20130101); H05H 2001/2412 (20130101)

International Patent Classification codes
  • H05H 1/24 (20060101)

Language
  • English

Date Issued
  • 2017-12-19

Publisher
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Assignee
  • University of Notre Dame Du Lac

  • Creare LLC (Hanover, NH)

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  • All rights reserved

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