FAA LIGHTNING PROTECTION STUDY: REPORT OF INVESTIGATIONS RELATIVE TO PROVIDING LIGHTNING PROTECTION FOR CONTROL LINES FOR THE REMOTE CENTER AIR-TO-GROUND (RCAG)

The purpose of the Lightning Protection Study is to determine the degree of susceptability of FAA electronic systems to induced electromagnetic pulse effects due to lightning and to propose protective devices adequate for low voltage solid state systems. This Report covers the RCAG. While the RCAG does contain solid state circuitry with potentially susceptible components, they are sufficiently isolated from transients so that effects are apparently negligible. Two separate reviews of four RCAG's in Florida failed to surface any outages directly attributable to lightning induced transients on control lines. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Rome Air Development Center

    Griffiss AFB
    Rome, NY  USA  13440

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    ,   USA 
  • Authors:
    • Cosel, R M
  • Publication Date: 1979-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00305521
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-79-102
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA72WAI-356
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1980 12:00AM