Jupiter OLS Lightning Monitoring System

A picture is worth a thousand words. Or, when lightning strikes your high-valued asset, maybe untold thousands of dollars. When you need to know with absolute certainty each and every time lightning interacts with your assets, Jupiter OLS is the solution.

Jupiter OLS logoJupiter OLS creates a new standard in lightning surveillance. State-of-the-art lightning location networks fail to report at least 10% of all lightning strikes and often misreport strike locations by up to several miles.  In addition, these networks fail to report lightning strokes with multiple ground attachment points, upward illumination (UI) strokes and often miscategorize weak positive cloud-to-ground strokes as intracloud discharges. SLS engineers designed Jupiter OLS to be the world’s first site-specific lightning monitoring system that detects 100% of lightning strikes and pinpoints the strike locations of these events with unprecedented accuracy. Each Jupiter OLS system is tailored to the specific requirements of the customer’s planned installation and monitored target.


Integration of Jupiter OLS and Jupiter TMS at Launch Complex 37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Technical Specifications

Power Solar, AC
Communication Cell or Fiber LAN
Infrastructure Required None


Resolution 1280 x 1024 pixels
Frame Rate 100 - 1800 fps
Bit Depth 12-bit color or monochrome
Pixel Size 5.6 µm


ANSI/IEC 60529 IP66, protected against dust and high-pressure water jets from any direction, resists coastal and industrial environments.


Facility-powered Jupiter OLS at the B2 Test Stand, NASA Stennis Space Center

Jupiter OLS Applications

  • Space Launch Complexes
  • Airport Runways & Control Towers
  • Critical Energy Generation Facilities
  • Critical Military Installations
  • Munitions Storage Facilities
  • Critical Power Distribution Infrastructure

Any critical, lightning-vulnerable target


Contact the SLS technical team today to learn more about the exclusive capabilities of Jupiter OLS. In the meantime, view our Jupiter OLS brochure for more detailed product information.

SLS offers multiple purchasing and lease options for Jupiter OLS systems. Contact our sales team today for more information.

What can Jupiter OLS do for You?

  • Jupiter OLS uses a ruggedized high-speed camera to provide you with high-resolution, GPS-time tagged images of all lightning interaction with your assets
  • Jupiter OLS features zero dead-time recording, which means your assets are constantly monitored 24/7
  • Jupiter OLS generates automated lightning image reports and immediately transmits them to you each and every time a lightning event occurs
  • Jupiter OLS clearly shows you exactly which facilities and assets should be promptly examined for lightning damage, preventing downtime and saving you money

We Are Lightning Experts

The SLS Team has many decades of lightning monitoring, lightning protection, and lightning testing experience. We apply state-of-the-art lightning research to engineering solutions.

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