Vaisala Thunderstorm Advanced Total Lightning Sensor LS7002


The LS7002 is an Advanced Total Lightning™ sensor. It detects low frequency (LF) electromagnetic signals generated by lightning in order to provide extremely accurate geolocation capability with industry leading measurement of lightning strength and lightning type classification. The LS7002 is the most cost-effective network-based lightning detection solution for customers demanding high accuracy, reliability, ease of installation, and ease of maintenance.

The Advanced Total Lightning™ Sensor LS7002 provides real-time data that is recommended for operations focused on tracking cloud and cloud-to-ground lightning threats to ground-based and airborne assets including applications in:

  • Aviation
  • Defense
  • Forestry
  • Meteorology/Climatology
  • Power Utilities
  • Telecommunications
Technical Specifications
Operational Specifications
Lightning TypeCloud (IC) and Cloud-to-ground (CG) lighting events and flashes
Network Detection Efficiency95% for CG; 50% for IC
Network Median Location Accuracy250 m
Range of Recommended Baseline Distances Between Sensors15 to 350 km
Minimum number of sensors per networkFour
LF Band1kHz-350kHz
Performance MonitoringComplete automatic system calibration and self-test with manual capability
Remote ConfigurationOperational parameters are remotely configurable
SourceGPS receiver
Accuracy50 nanoseconds to UTC
Weight37.4 kg
Height2.2 meters
Width0.4 m
Depth0.4 m
Concrete ground pad
Non-ground mounting options available
Power Requirements
AC Power100VAC-240VAC, 4A max, 50-60Hz
DC Power48VDC, 1A max
Communication Interfaces
RS-232 Serial
64 kbps maximum per data stream depending upon network geometry and gain settings maintenance port for optional on-site connection
Environmental Conditions
Temperature-40 °C to +55 °C
Relative Humidity0 to 100% condensing
Wind Speed0-240 km/h
AltitudeUp to 5500 meters
Hail2.0 cm in diameter
Ice8 cm
Rain8 cm/h at wind speed 65 km/h
Support Services
Training, technical support, and spare parts are available for maintaining optimal network and sensor performance. Contact your Vaisala Sales Representative for service agreement information.
Standard Warranty
Vaisala warrants all products manufactured by Vaisala to be free from defects in workmanship or material for one year from the date of delivery. Contact your Vaisala Sales Representative for specific product service warranty details.
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