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Volume 87, 2017The 9th International Unimas Stem Engineering Conference (ENCON 2016) “Innovative Solutions for Engineering and Technology Challenges”
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Electrical and Electronic Engineering|
|Published online||04 August 2017|
Pre-Lightning Strikes and Aircraft Electrostatics
1 Electrical and Communication Engineering Department, PNG University of Technology, Papua New Guinea
2 Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
3 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan State University, USA
a Corresponding author: email@example.com
An electric storm is a source of electrostatic charge that can induce high current and electric potential on a surface of an aircraft through direct effects. It can also be a source of radiated electromagnetic pulses on an aircraft in flight through indirect effects. Both direct and indirect effects can have adverse effects on flight safety. Thus, it is vital to gain good understanding of the pre-lightning strike and the electrical characteristics of a thunderstorm in order to quantify lightning threats to aircraft. Since lightning parameters are not easily measurable, predictive modeling can be applied to model the pre-lightning strike and aircraft electrostatics. In this paper, we applied the 3D dipole model in predicting the electrostatics build up along an aircraft extremities as it approaches an ambient electric field of a charged cloud. The results give a quantitative evaluation of the threats during pre-lightning strikes and electrostatics buildup on the aircraft. This is vital in designing and coordinating shielding measures to mitigate the threats and to harden the protection systems for aircraft.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017
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