Electromagnetic Hazards Group staff talk about ball lightning tests to determine structural integrity of composite materials.
Utah United States USA Date:1978 Duration:4 min 8 sec Sound:Yes
Electromagnetic Hazards Group conducts ball lightning tests under Project Tesla, inside a hangar at Wendover Air Force Base in Utah. An interviewer gets information from the scientists. A team member talks about modern aircraft, new material and avionics system susceptible to lightning. He states that the composite materials used in new aircraft are stronger and don't conduct electricity like conventional metals. The team's research work involves protective measures and verification of the same. He discusses the effect of lightning on aircraft electronics, and the use of Wendover as the research facility due to its reproduction of long arcs. The aim is to study the effects of atmospheric electricity on new materials and electronics systems in modern aircraft. Robert Golka talks about a new company
to study and create ball lightning, and apply it to nuclear fusion research.
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