The purpose of the Lightning Protection Study is to determine the degree of susceptibility of the Federal Aviation Administration electronic systems to induced electromagnetic pulse effects due to lightning, and to propose protective devices adequate for low voltage electronic systems. This report covers one phase of the study; the lightning protective devices. The other study phases are reported in separate reports, namely lightning simulation tests of communication cables, analytical study of cable coupling, cable terminal equipment susceptibility levels. The report consists of five chapters on introductory remarks and definition of terms, gas discharge transient protectors, semiconductor breakdown diodes, metal-oxide varistors, and deployment and retrofit of protective devices. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Post Doctoral Program rept.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Rome Air Development Center

    Griffiss Air Force Base
    Rome, NY  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Chen, C L
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 83 p.

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057847
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA72WAI-356
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1974 12:00AM