Accession Number : AD0779816

Title :   FAA Lightning Protection Study: Lightning Simulation Tests of Communication Cables.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Nov 72-31 Jan 74,


Personal Author(s) : Cosel,Richard M. ; Revay,Andrew W. , Jr. ; Stahmann,James

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 104

Abstract : The purpose of the Lightning Protection Study is to determine the degree of susceptibility of the Federal Aviation Administration electronic systems to induced electromagnetic pulse effects due to lightning, and to propose protective devices adequate for low voltage electronic systems. The report covers one phase of the study; the measurement of inducted electromagnetic effects in typical FAA electronic cables under simulated lightning tests. The other study phases are reported in separate reports, namely analytical cable coupling, cable terminal equipment susceptibility levels, and low voltage lightning protection devices. The report consists of four brief chapters on the description of the cables tested, the cable test list plan, the measurements performed, and the results of the testing. Appendices include a brief description of lightning effects and related data, description of the lightning simulation test equipment, a detailed bibliography of simulated lightning cable testing, and the FAA specifications for the cables tested. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Transmission lines, *Lightning, Communication equipment, Electric cables, Lightning arresters, Test methods, Simulation, Coaxial cables, Telephone lines, Electromagnetic pulses, Transients

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE