Accession Number : ADA336366

Title :   Covert Micro Weather Station for Littoral Areas

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept

Corporate Author : SPACE COMPUTER CORP SANTA MONICA CA

PDF Url : ADA336366

Report Date : DEC 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The Micro Weather Station is intended to be a highly miniaturized unattended, air-deployable and expendable package tor the clandestine collection of meteorological and other environmental data in littoral land areas. (It is anticipated that the basic MWS design may be modified for marine use at a later date.) The operational version of the MWS will contain a suite of microsensors, a GPS receiver, a satellite communications transmitter, a digital processor with interface electronics, and a self contained power supply with solar cells. It will be packaged to be as small and inconspicuous as possible, ruggedized to permit deployment by ejection from aircraft, and designed for low cost, large-scale production. It should have an operational lifetime of several months with data sampling and transmission performed once per half-hour.

Descriptors :   *WEATHER STATIONS, *LITTORAL ZONES, DATA PROCESSING, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, ELECTRONICS, DEPLOYMENT, ENVIRONMENTS, DETECTORS, AIRCRAFT, PRODUCTION, LOW COSTS, INTERFACES, COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT, PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, SOLAR CELLS, GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, RADIO RECEIVERS, SELF CONTAINED, SAMPLING, COVERT OPERATIONS, POWER SUPPLIES, SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS, TRANSMITTERS, EJECTION, LIFE SPAN(BIOLOGY), COLLECTION, EXPENDABLE, LAND AREAS, OCEANOGRAPHY, MICROMINIATURIZATION.

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE