Accession Number:

ADA009662

Title:

FAA Lightning Protection Study: Lightning Protection Requirements for the ARTS III System.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Dec 74,

Corporate Author:

ROME AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRIFFISS AFB N Y

Report Date:

1975-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

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 manufacturers 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE