Accession Number:

ADA034314

Title:

Airfield Weather Observing Systems,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MASS

Report Date:

1976-12-07

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

A prototype model of a new Modular Automated Weather System MAWS will be installed at Scott AFB IL for direct demonstration of its utility in support of fixed base military airfield operations. Remote microprocessor data units provide the flexibility to substitute or add sensor, processing and display components as needed to satisfy local base requirements. The demonstration model emplys off-the-shelf commercial sensors and standard equipment inventory including automated versions of the conventional transmissometer and rotating beam ceilometer instruments. The system has an instrumented tower which provides vertical profiles of visibility, wind and temperature near the approach zone.

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE