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Options for Aircraft Function Preservation in the Presence of Lightning
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published June 22, 1999 by SAE International in United States
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The advent of electronic digital technology has enabled unprecedented evolution of automation and expansion of aircraft functionality; however, this capability does not come free. Lightning is an intense form of the same type of electrical energy used by electrical/electronic equipment to process and transfer information. And systems incorporating such equipment are used more and more to implement aircraft functions, including Level A systems that affect safe flight and landing of aircraft. Because lightning is a common threat to Level A electrical/electronic (“fault-tolerant” or not) systems, lightning can translate into a threat to the aircraft itself. A strategy to achieve an acceptable margin of electrical/electronic system immunity to the indirect effects of lightning could include both traditional protection measures and system architecture measures.
CitationHess, R., "Options for Aircraft Function Preservation in the Presence of Lightning," SAE Technical Paper 1999-01-2403, 1999, https://doi.org/10.4271/1999-01-2403.
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