Accession Number : ADP002162

Title :   Atmospheric Electricity Hazards Protection Program,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Beavin,R. C. ; Lippert,J. R. ; Lavoie,J. E.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The two-phase AEHP Program will consist of a twenty-one month Phase One for Protection Definition and thirty-three month Phase Two for Effectiveness Demonstration. During the AEHP program, the electromagnetic (EM) environment resulting from aircraft (A/C) interaction with atmospheric electricity (AR) e.g., lightning and precipitation static will be defined and the impact of that environment on electrical/electronic subsystems and equipment assessed. Tradeoffs will then be exercised to prescribe AEHP concepts which are compatible with protection required against other EM threats e.g., EMI, NEMP. From the candidate protection concepts available, optimized AEHP schemes for various classes of vehicles e.g., Fighters, Transports/Bombers, Helicopters, and Missiles, will be specified. The effectiveness of the protection provided will be demonstrated through ground based AE simulation utilizing full-scale A/C and operating electrical/electronic subsystems and equipment employing appropriate AEHP concepts. The AEHP Program will emphasize timely information distribution and participation by interested organizations and personnel.

Descriptors :   *Atmospheric electricity, Military research, Military aircraft, Avionics, Electronic equipment, Hazards, Lightning, Vulnerability, Test beds, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE