D-Dot Sensor

Accurately Detect Lightning Electric Fields

SLS offers our customers a sleek, weather-proof electric field derivative (D-dot) sensor for measuring lightning-radiated electric field changes. Our standard D-dot sensor is constructed from aircraft-grade 6061 aluminum with a UV-resistant protective dome. The sensor mechanical and electrical specifications are given below:

D-dot Mechanical Specifications

Part #: SR-DDT-105-GP-04
Insulator Material: PVC 
Sensing Element Material: 353 Brass
Ground Plate Material: 6061 aluminum
Ground Plate Coating: Anodized
Protective Dome Material: Acrylic
Mounting: Horizontal, Pole (shown)

D-dot Electrical Specifications

Sensing Plate Diameter: 0.1651 m
Sensitivity: 105.5 kV/m/µs/V
Connectors: Female N-type (1x)
Bandwidth: > 25 MHz (-3 dB)
Output: Single-Ended

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Our D-dot sensor is available in custom sizes. Amplification and/or integration electronics are available to meet your measurement requirements.

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