Lightning Strike EMP Effect On Local Grids

Alexander Matthee, Peter Futter, Robert Andrzej Vogt-Ardatjew, Frank Leferink

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Electric fields generated by lightning strikes are analysed and compared with effects of a high altitude nuclear weapon detonation electromagnetic pulse scenarios. The decay in amplitude of electric fields generated by a intermediate level lightning strike is calculated over distance and further analysed in a full real world simulation of a severe lightning strike event within close proximity of a isolated residential grid. Factors influencing the immunity of the grid to electromagnetic pulses are simulated and discussed as well as induced voltages on conductors.
Original languageEnglish
Article number9596729
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE electromagnetic compatibility magazine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sept 2021
Event2021 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, APEMC 2021 - Merusaka Nusa, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 27 Sept 202130 Sept 2021


  • Electromagnetic interference,
  • Electromagnetic pulse
  • Lighting strikes
  • High-altitude electromagnetic pulse


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