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Lightning Problems Encountered in Large Electronics Installations and their Solution,
FORD AEROSPACE AND COMMUNICATIONS CORP SUNNYVALE CA ENGINEERING SERVICES DIV
The deleterious effects of lightning discharges due to interintra-cloud discharge on large distributed electronics installations observed over a number of years range from momentary disruption in performance to catastrophic destruction of site components. A model is developed which gives ground level electric field intensity. The effects of this electric field on overhead power lines, including the influence of the soil characteristics on the effect of the lightning electromagnetic pulse LEMP is presented. The results of voltages induced in long cables by LEMP on the components of the installation is also discussed. A history of implementation procedures for distributed electronic installation and methods of mitigating these results are presented. Author
This article is from 'International Aerospace and Ground Conference on Lightning and Static Electricity (8th): 'Lightning Technology Roundup,' held at Fort Worth, Texas on 21-23 June 1983,' AD-A135 100, p3-1 thru 3-22.