Accession Number : ADA189365

Title :   Advanced Development Model (ADM) Program for the Shipboard Meteorological and Oceanographic Observing System (SMOOS).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Sep 84-20 May 86.

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC HUNTSVILLE AL HUNTSVILLE ENGINEERING CENTE R

PDF Url : ADA189365

Report Date : 20 May 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : SMOOS consists of a sensor network to measure specific surface environmental data, and a data acquisition system to acquire, format and disseminate processed data. In operation, the sensor network is periodically interrogated by a data acquisition system and the collected data processed and formatted in preparation for dissemination. The system monitors subsystem performance to detect malfunctions, reports detected errors and stores that data for later use. An interactive terminal permits an operator to interrogate the system for stored data (i.e., historical data, system status information, and current system configuration), perform system configuration changes, view current observations, and view previous observations for the past 15 minutes. Remote data display units at selected locations provide formatted data that are automatically displayed and updated once per minute. The ADM SMOOS provides for manual data entry of the Mini-Rawinsonde (MRS) and the expendable bathythermograph (XBT) data sets. Both data sets are placed in non-volatile storage.

Descriptors :   *METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, BATHYTHERMOGRAPHS, DATA ACQUISITION, DATA DISPLAYS, DATA PROCESSING, DETECTORS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, EXPENDABLE, INPUT, MALFUNCTIONS, MANUAL OPERATION, NETWORKS, REMOTE SYSTEMS, SHIP AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT, DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, NAVAL VESSELS

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE