Campbell Scientific Aust introduces a new lightning warning and detection system designed for lightning detection within a 30km radius.
The SG000 Strike Guard is an optical-coincidence lightning sensor that detects cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-ground lightning within a 30km radius. To prevent false alarms, the SG000 requires an optical signal to coincide with a magnetic-field-change signal before reporting lightning.
The SG000 lightning warning and detection system is used in conjunction with Campbell’s CS110 electric field meter to create a complete lightning-threat measurement and analysis system. This system combines the advantages of two complementary lightning warning technologies.
The CS110 reports electric fields associated with local thunderstorm development providing warning prior to lightning strikes.
The SG000 lightning detectors report actual lightning strikes occurring at distances up to 30km, providing a comfortable warning time for incoming storms.
Together, the SG000 and CS110 can provide a robust lightning warning and detection system for a variety of applications.
The lightning warning and detection system is especially beneficial for outdoor spectator events such as football games, golf tours and soccer matches to protect players and fans in addition to public swimming pools and other outdoor venues.