Accession Number : ADA137705

Title :   Lightning Strike Elimination, the Story of Dissipation Array Systems,


Personal Author(s) : Carpenter,R B , Jr

PDF Url : ADA137705

Report Date : Dec 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : This paper has been written by Roy B. Carpenter, Jr., founder of Lightning Elimination Associates, Inc. (LEA) and developer of the Dissipation Array System of lightning protection. The Dissipation Array System (DAS) is protected by U.S. Patent Number 4180698 and has been extended to cover the DAS in many foreign countries. The DAS is wholly owned by LEA and may not be reproduced by anyone or any government agency unless licensed by LEA. This paper has been prepared to provide the technical community and potential customers with a working knowledge of the DAS as a concept and to provide sufficient reliability information to develop confidence in DAS applications. This paper summarizes the lightning hazard as defined by others, evaluates the protection concepts, provides the theory behind the DAS and described a few practical concepts to illustrate its use and flexibility.

Descriptors :   *Lightning, *Hazards, *Protection, *Safety, *Elimination, *Arrays, *Dissipation, Thunderstorms, Communities, Clouds, Foreign, Reliability, Patents, Nations

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE