Accession Number : AD0437816


Title :   TECHNIQUES AND DEVICES FOR THE PROTECTION OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS FROM LIGHTNING TRANSIENTS,


Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SYRACUSE NY


Personal Author(s) : Buies, Roger E ; Fisher, Frank A


Report Date : Mar 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 43


Abstract : This report presents a survey of techniques and devices for the protection of missile systems from the effects of lightning transients. The susceptibility of a missile site to lightning strokes is considered, and the areas within the system where direct strokes and/or induced effects may cause failures in equipment are discussed. The primary concern is with semiconductor devices and associated circuits, but the problems of power distribution are included for a complete analysis. It is recommended that analysis of storm damage reports might yield criteria to serve as a basis for device testing and the development of new applications for devices, with complete protection as an objective. (Author)


Descriptors :   *LIGHTNING ARRESTERS , LAUNCHING SITES , LIGHTNING , SHIELDING , CRYSTAL RECTIFIERS , ELECTRONIC SWITCHES , ELECTRICAL GROUNDING , TRANSIENTS , CIRCUITS , SEMICONDUCTOR DIODES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE