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):

Report Date:

1993-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

This report discusses design applications of lightning protection systems to military tacticalmobile 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 tacticalmobile systems. Methods for predicting the probability of lightning strikes, and costrisk 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 weightmobility requirements.... Lightning protection, Lightning protection system design, Lightning.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Safety Engineering
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE