Lightning current tests to evaluate vulnerability of electronics in composite structures

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    Abstract

    Protecting highly sensitive electronics housed inside composite structures against lightning is a real challenge. The direct strike represents the worst-case scenario for composite structures. The electromagnetic field generated by an indirect lightning strike in the vicinity of highly sensitive equipment can cause interference or even damage electronic components. The Military Standard MIL STD – 464A gives some indications about the characteristics of a lightning strike (negative in polarity). A first discharge of 50 to 200kA, called A Pulse followed by two subsequent B & C Pulses. The B Pulse has a current of 2 kA while Pulse C has between 200 and 800 A. A test setup capable to replicate these characteristics is used to perform various tests on structures that replicate radars.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication9th International Symposium on EMC and 20th International Wroclaw Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility
    Place of PublicationWroclaw, Poland
    PublisherOficyna Wydawnicza Politechniki Wroclawskiej
    Pages579-582
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-83-7493-426-8
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2010
    Event9th Symposium on EMC and 20th International Wroclaw Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility - Wroclaw, Poland
    Duration: 13 Sep 201017 Sep 2010

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherOficyna Wydawnicza Politechniki Wroclawskiej

    Conference

    Conference9th Symposium on EMC and 20th International Wroclaw Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility
    CountryPoland
    CityWroclaw
    Period13/09/1017/09/10

    Keywords

    • METIS-275657
    • EWI-18481
    • IR-73238

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