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1. (WO2018204415) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SATELLITE OPTICAL GROUND RADIO HYBRID LIGHTNING LOCATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/204415    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/030530
Publication Date: Fri Nov 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Wed May 02 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: G01S 5/02
G01S 5/00
G01R 29/08
G01W 1/16
G01S 5/14
G01S 5/16
Applicants: EARTH NETWORKS, INC.
Inventors: STOCK, Michael
HECKMAN, Stan
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SATELLITE OPTICAL GROUND RADIO HYBRID LIGHTNING LOCATION
Abstract:
Described herein are methods and systems for locating lightning activity. A server computing device receives, from a satellite that detects lightning activity occurring in a geographic region, location coordinates and time data associated with lightning activity detected by the satellite. The server captures, from at least one of one or more ground-based lightning sensors that detect lightning activity, lightning feature data for lightning activity detected by the at least one of one or more ground-based lightning sensors. The server computing device determines a location of the lightning activity within the geographic region using the lightning feature data and the location coordinates and time data. The server computing device transmits the determined location of the lightning activity to one or more remote computing devices.