Two lightning-flash counter systems were fabricated at the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center (NAFEC) to determine local ambient lightning-flash activity and to consider the usefulness of these devices to air traffic control. These two devices were designed by members of two international groups. The first device, CIGRE, is an acronym for "Conference Internationale des Grande Reseaux Electrique." The second device, RSA-10, is an acronym for "Republic of South Africa," a National Electrical Engineering Research Institute and Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. Data were collected for about 1 year, and the resultant information indicated that the RSA-10 and the CIGRE lightning-flash counters are effective devices for determining the presence of lightning usually associated with cumulonimbus clouds. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center

    Federal Aviation Administration
    Atlantic City, NJ  United States  08405
  • Authors:
    • Einbinder, L W
    • Mercado, N
    • Greenwood, R C
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 43 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181892
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-78-39 Final Rpt., FAA-NA-77-18
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1979 12:00AM