Development of single station lightning detection system

Mohd Azrin, Mohd Arif Fadzillah (2012) Development of single station lightning detection system. Faculty of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang.


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The lightning strikes billion of times, kill many of people, and damages billion of assets per year. This problem may be properly managed by using a lightning detection system. In this project, the lightning detector circuit was designed by using PIC16F877A microcontroller. The purposes of this project are to determine the distance and direction of lightning strikes. One wire antenna and apair of loop antenna were attached to the circuit. A pair of loop antennas is used to sense the magnetic field produce by the lightning strike and a wire antenna is used to sense the electric field produce by the lightning strike. Three variable resistor will act as the antenna in this project to give the variety input to the PIC microcontroller. CCS compiler is a software used to write the program to microcontroller. The program written for Graphic User Interface (GUI) is done by using Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0. LED will blink and LCD will display the data of distance and direction of lightning strike. Meanwhile, GUI will display the results also with the add on of electric field and magnetic field values of each antenna and saveall the data in a laptop.

Item Type: Undergraduates Project Papers
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electric power distribution protection; Lightning protection
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Nik Ahmad Nasyrun Nik Abd Malik
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2014 03:35
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2021 02:44
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