Accession Number:

ADP002233

Title:

Lightning Protection Design and Lightning Threat Flight Clearance of a Fly-by-Wire Flight Control System for an Unstable Aircraft,

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BRITISH AEROSPACE AIRCRAFT GROUP PRESTON (ENGLAND) WARTON DIV

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Report Date:

1983-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The rapid growth in avionic flight safety critical systems coupled with large scale use of poorly conducting structural materials has made essential a deliberate and consistent design and test philosophy for aircraft lightning strike protection. The paper discusses the design measures taken in the installation of a fly-by-wire FBW system in a Jaguar aircraft to be used as a technology demonstrator. The whole aircraft simulated lightning strike tests carried out are briefly described, together with complementary bench tests. The experience gained is reviewed and used to provide a basis for a consistent philosophy of design and test for any future FBW aircraft. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE