Lightning detection network averts damage and speeds restoration

Ralph Bernstein, Ralph Samm, Ken Cummins, Richard Pyle, Jeff Tuel

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A recent survey of US power utilities indicate that lightning is the single largest cause of outages on power distribution and transmission systems in lightning prone areas. One of the agencies which help utilities prepare for the storms is the National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN). The NLDN uses a variety of tools to perform their work, including electromagnetic sensors, computer systems and satellite communications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-17
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Computer Applications in Power
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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