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The Effects of Precipitation Static and Lightning on the Airborne Reception of LORAN-C,
OHIO UNIV ATHENS AVIONICS ENGINEERING CENTER
The results of ground charging tests and airborne biased-discharger flight tests are presented to indicate the p-static noise performance improvement obtained by using static-wick dischargers on an aircraft for the reception of LORAN-C. An instrumented aircraft was flown near areas of thunderstorm conditions to collect data on noise due to p-static discharging. The data indicate that significant improvement in p-static noise reduction is possible by using static-wick dischargers on the airframe to maintain adequate LORAN-C signal-to-noise in p-static discharging conditions. 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, p86-1 thru 86-10.