Sensors for in-flight lightning detection on aircraft

V. Stelmashuk, A.P.J. Deursen, van, M. Webster

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Commercial passenger aircraft are on average struck by lightning once a year. The In-flight Lightning Strike Damage Assessment System (ILDAS) project is to develop and validate a prototype of a system capable of in-flight measurement of the current waveform and reconstruction of the path of lightning current. This paper discusses the various magnetic sensors, their rationale and some tests. Inductive sensors require an integrator in the signal conditioning. Much attention has been paid to the passive integrator, which is the first integrator stage preliminarily responsible for EMC.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectromagnetic Compatibility - EMC Europe, 2008 International Symposium, 8-12 Sept. 2008, Hamburg, Duitsland
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-2737-6
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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