ALDIS History

ALDIS (Austrian Lightning Detection & Information System) detects lightning activity in Austria. All the lightning data is stored in a database. The system is a cooperation between the Austrian Electrotechnical Association and the Austrian Power Grid AG.

ALDIS Milestones:

Fall1991Installation of sensors and test period
January 1992Start of operation
June1994Upgrade to IMPACT technology
November1995Storage of stroke data in the database
June1997Test period of LP2000
January 1998Start of operation of LP2000
May1998Integration of Slovenian sensors
June1998Integration of German sensors
May2000Official start of the EUCLID cooperation
April2006Renewal of all Austrian sensors completed
July2011Usage of sensor based onsettime calculation
December2012Correction of systematical time error
March2015Upgrade of the ALDIS Sensors to LS7002 completed
November2017Usage of improved stroke-to-flash grouping algorithm
January2020Operation with improved cloud classification algorithm

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