A study of lightning location system (Blitz) based on VLF sferics

Tomomi Narita, Egon Wanke, Mitsuteru Sato, Takeshi Sakanoi, Akiko Kumada, Masashi Kamogawa, Ishikawa Hirohiko, Shigemi Harada, Takao Kameda, Fuminori Tsuchiya, Eiji Kaneko

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Abstract

Blitzortung.org is a worldwide non-commercial low-cost community based Time of Arrival lightning detection and lightning location network. The aim of this project is to accomplish a low budget high accurate worldwide lightning location network based on a high number of receiver sites spaced close to each other, typically separated by 50 km 250km. The stations transmit their data to a central server, where the strike locations are computed by the arrival times of the signals. The station operators are volunteers who bought and assembled the hardware by themselves. We installed this sensor in more than 24 locations throughout Japan, for example Hokkaido, Tokyo, Okinawa, Ogasawara etc. This paper describes the outline of Blitzortung and the evaluation of the position accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication34th International Conference on Lightning Protection, ICLP 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538666357
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 23
Event34th International Conference on Lightning Protection, ICLP 2018 - Rzeszow, Poland
Duration: 2018 Sep 22018 Sep 7

Publication series

Name34th International Conference on Lightning Protection, ICLP 2018

Other

Other34th International Conference on Lightning Protection, ICLP 2018
CountryPoland
CityRzeszow
Period18/9/218/9/7

Keywords

  • VLF
  • lighting location system (LLS)
  • time of arrival technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Safety Research

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