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31. Lesson: Single Point Ground
A single point ground should be provided.
A single point ground requires that a copper path be provided for both legs of all electrical circuits joining the ground side of all components. The alternate is to ground all elements to the vehicle structure, similar to the circuits in an automobile. A single point ground is costly in weight but it reduces electromagnetic problems brought about by ground loops and inductive circuits..
These lessons learned are from SKYLAB LESSONS LEARNED AS APPLICABLE TO A LARGE SPACE STATION, A dissertation submitted to the faculty of The School of Engineering and Architecture Of the Catholic University of America For the Degree Doctor of Engineering by William C. Schneider, Washington, D.C., 1976.
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