FAA LIGHTNING PROTECTION STUDY: LIGHTNING PROTECTION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ARTS III SYSTEM

The withstand capabilities and the protection requirement for solid-state and integrated circuits of ARTS III susceptible to lightning-induced surges on the buried control and video cables are presented. Susceptible modules and components were identified from the circuit diagrams. If available, the manufacturer's data sheets are used to establish the withstand capabilities of diodes and transistors. Methods are described to estimate the withstand capabilities of other electronic components. In particular, the pulse handling capabilities of resistors is discussed in detail. The withstand voltage levels for each susceptible module and component are treated. A test waveform of (10x1000 microsecs) is used in the analysis. Recommended protection is listed in Appendix A.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report from Post Doctoral Program. See also report dated Mar 75, AD-A009 010, rept. no. FAA-RD-75-50.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Rome Air Development Center

    Griffiss AFB, NY  United States 

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Wilkinson, D R
    • Chen, C L
    • Peele, W D
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 38 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091283
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA72WAI-356
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM