Accession Number : ADP002195

Title :   Induced Transients in a Simulated Lightning Test of the Fly-by-Wire Jaguar Aircraft,

Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Evans,R. H. ; Bishop,J.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Simulated lightning tests were performed on the Jaguar aircraft modified for demonstrating fly-by-wire technology. A pulse generator injected currents of 100 kA maximum into the fuselage; measurements were made of induced voltage and current transients in cables, currents and magnetic fields in equipment bays, currently density on the fuselage and wings, and rate of change of electrical field at two locations. Full-threat estimates were obtained by extrapolation. Some remarks are included on the consistency and accuracy of the results and their realism in relation to actual in-flight strikes. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Lightning, *Jet fighters, Simulation, Transients, Voltage, Electric current, Electric fields, Test methods, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE