Accession Number : ADA261900
Title : Lightning Protection System Design: Applications for Tactical Communications Systems
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY COMMUNICATIONS-ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH NJ
Personal Author(s) : Tobias, John M
Report Date : Jan 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 42
Abstract : This report discusses design applications of lightning protection systems to military tactical/mobile communications equipment. New information from a recent test program discusses alternative, nonstandard materials for use that achieves levels of protection comparable to industry standards. Material specifications and assembly techniques are given for items validated by repeated exposure to 200,000-ampere simulated lightning current. The effects of lightning damage to system components is discussed. Design guidelines are presented addressing the specific problems encountered in tactical/mobile systems. Methods for predicting the probability of lightning strikes, and cost/risk analysis are considered to assist designers. Two case studies of existing systems are given to illustrate applications of the report recommendations. Data presented in the report provides tested advice to the communications system designer when industrial standards cannot be met because of overriding weight/mobility requirements.... Lightning protection, Lightning protection system design, Lightning.
Descriptors : *LIGHTNING PROTECTION , *TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS , *LIGHTNING ARRESTERS , TEST AND EVALUATION , REQUIREMENTS , CLOUDS , MOBILITY , RISK , DAMAGE , SPECIFICATIONS , MATERIALS , RESISTANCE , PROBABILITY , COSTS , SOILS , LIGHTNING , CASE STUDIES , COPPER , ALUMINUM , MOBILE , POLYVINYL CHLORIDE , THUNDERSTORMS , GUY WIRES , ELECTRIC CONNECTORS , ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES , ELECTRIC CONDUCTORS , WEIGHT , PRESSURE , PROTECTION , STANDARDS
Subject Categories : Meteorology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE