Accession Number : AD0781319

Title :   FAA Lightning Protection Study: Lightning Protection Devices.

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

Corporate Author : ROME AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRIFFISS AFB N Y

Personal Author(s) : Chen,Chin-Lin

Report Date : APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 83

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. This report covers one phase of the study; the lightning protective devices. The other study phases are reported in separate reports, namely lightning simulation tests of communication cables, analytical study of cable coupling, cable terminal equipment susceptibility levels. The report consists of five chapters on introductory remarks and definition of terms, gas discharge transient protectors, semiconductor breakdown diodes, metal-oxide varistors, and deployment and retrofit of protective devices. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Lightning arresters, *Communication equipment, Electronic equipment, Air traffic control systems, Protective equipment, Gas discharges, Avalanche diodes, Semiconductor devices, Transients, Suppression

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Air Navigation and Guidance
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE