Integração de Rede de Sensores de Campo Elétrico Atmosférico no Brasil (Atmospheric Electric Field Sensors Network Integration in Brazil)

Flávio Carvalho Magina (, Osmar Pinto Junior (, Kleber Pinheiro Naccarato (

1INPE ‑ Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais

This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: July 2016
Volume: 14,   Issue: 7 
ISSN: 1548-0992

This paper presents the integration details of an operational Atmospheric Electric Field Mill Sensor (EFM) Network for standardized and continuous operation in the region of São José dos Campos, State of São Paulo, Brazil, in order to collect and transmit real time data for studies of atmospheric electric field and support the development of a Lightning Warning System (LWS). Data collection equipments, including EFM sensors from different manufacturers, datalogger, telecommunication by 3G cellular modem and solar power energy subsystems and software were integrated. A set of graphs obtained by interpolating real time data collected by the integrated EFM network combined with lightning location data detected by the Brazilian Lightning Detection System (BrasilDAT) is also presented.

Index Terms:
Atmospheric electric field, electric field mill sensor, EFM sensor, lightning warning system   

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