Accession Number : ADA019152

Title :   Atmospheric Electricity Protection for Electric and Electronic Systems - Recommended Practices.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OKLAHOMA CITY OKLA AERONAUTICAL CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Davis,J. A.

Report Date : DEC 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Lightning strikes to aircraft produce transient currents on skin surfaces and occasionally induce transient currents in the electrical and electronic systems' wiring. Atmospheric electricity also includes static discharge which can affect the safety of an aircraft by degrading the electrical/electronic systems' performance at a time when atmospheric conditions are severe and these systems are most needed for instrument flight procedures. The paper presents recommended practices for the evaluation of system protection from the effects of atmospheric electricity.

Descriptors :   *Lightning arresters, *Suppressors, *Aviation safety, Transients, Protection, Atmospheric electricity, Avionics, Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment, Aircraft

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE