Accession Number : ADP002233

Title :   Lightning Protection Design and Lightning Threat Flight Clearance of a Fly-by-Wire Flight Control System for an Unstable Aircraft,

Corporate Author : BRITISH AEROSPACE AIRCRAFT GROUP PRESTON (ENGLAND) WARTON DIV

Personal Author(s) : Doggett,P. A. ; MacDiarmid,I. P.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The rapid growth in avionic flight safety critical systems coupled with large scale use of poorly conducting structural materials has made essential a deliberate and consistent design and test philosophy for aircraft lightning strike protection. The paper discusses the design measures taken in the installation of a fly-by-wire (FBW) system in a Jaguar aircraft to be used as a technology demonstrator. The whole aircraft simulated lightning strike tests carried out are briefly described, together with complementary bench tests. The experience gained is reviewed and used to provide a basis for a consistent philosophy of design and test for any future FBW aircraft. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Lightning, *Fly by wire control, Jet fighters, Avionics, Electronic equipment, Electric cables, Vulnerability, Protection, Simulation, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE