Lightning effects monitoring and retest evaluation method

An evaluation system and retest method uses essential coupling physics of lightning, monitored system geometries, and on-line sensor readings for generating and comparing monitored retest indices to critical retest indices using a retest chain algorithm using pre-launch analyses to then provide real-time retest decisions for spacecraft launch operations following major lightning storms.

Patent #: 6,175,808
Author: Chai
Issue Date: January 16, 2001
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