LINET systems – Lightning Detection Network
LINET systems enables customers to procure and operate their own, independent, ultra-precise and reliable lightning detection system. With LINET, nowcast has developed a highly efficient lightning detection system. LINET offers excellent value for reasonable money and meets the highest possible demands in professional use, made & engineered in Germany.
Who benefits from LINET systems?
Corporations or governmental institutions
LINET systems is the perfect choice for corporations or governmental institutions that want to operate their own lightning detection system. Despite low operating costs, LINET systems provides the most accurate and comprehensive lightning information available with commercial networks. The buyer of LINET systems has the option to use all other nowcast products such as LINET view and LINET spot as soon as the self-sufficient lightning detection system is put into operation.
Utilities that need to monitor pipelines and oil platforms in previously uncovered areas turn to LINET systems.
National Weather Services & Millitary
National weather services & military often operate their own lightning detection systems for security reasons. LINET systems also meets all the necessary requirements for this.
LINET systems in detail
Research activitities for LINET started at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in the 1980s. Until today renown research institutions such as the German Aerospace Center (DLR – Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt) have played a substantial role in further developing this cutting-edge system. In addition to operating a lightning detection network of its own, nowcast sells lightning networks of any size to private and public customers.
LINET systems essentially consists of two modules: several lightning sensors and a central processing server. The lightning sensors consist of a field antenna, a GPS receiver and a field processor. The sensors are set up at distance of 150 to 250 km (recommended). The positioning of the server is irrelevant as long as there is sufficiently fast and stable internet connection. A back-up server may be positioned at another location, e.g. at nowcast headquarters.