Accession Number : AD0669124

Title :   MEASUREMENTS OF LIGHTNING STRIKES TO AIRCRAFT.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : SANDIA LAB ALBUQUERQUE N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Petterson,B. J. ; Wood,W. R.

Report Date : JAN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 147

Abstract : Sandia's primary interest in a joint thunderstorm research effort was in the effect of lightning on nuclear weapons and on aircraft and missile wiring. A description of the test instrumentation, its installation in the aircraft, and an analysis of the results obtained is given. Flights were made into thunderstorms off the coast of Florida. Strikes were photographed and recorded, and the information was later analyzed. Although certain trends in effects were noted, no specific conclusions were drawn because of the limited nature of the experiment. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LIGHTNING, *ALL WEATHER AVIATION), (*JET FIGHTERS, LIGHTNING), THUNDERSTORMS, GUIDED MISSILE COMPONENTS, GUIDED MISSILE SAFETY, ELECTRIC WIRE, DAMAGE, AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT, PRESSURE GAGES, ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, VULNERABILITY

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Atmospheric Physics
      Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE