POC’s Micro Weather Sensor™ (MWS™) is a low-cost, lightweight, ruggedized, highly integrated environmental weather station capable of being deployed globally in remote locations. The MWS can be either hand placed or air dropped, it supports continuous, near-real-time weather reporting for air and parachute operations, and also includes incident meteorology for wildfire or disaster support.
Using a set of twenty two integrated sensors, the MWS collects current local weather data and transmits it via the Iridium satellite network to command and control elements or airborne platforms.
The MWS system combines a micro LIDAR system, multi-imaging system, GPS, imaging sensors, and a host of other sensors to give a complete, current, and accurate weather picture, including accurate measurement of temperature, pressure, humidity, wind, gusts, cloud ceiling, visibility, orientation, global position, precipitation type, precipitation amount, and lightning activity.
Additionally, it calculates dew point, pressure altitude, density altitude, and altimeter setting, and takes 360 degree camera images of the surrounding area. The MWS condenses all weather observation capabilities into a single, compact package weighing less than a pound and has an internal battery capacity that lasts up to 90 days or more.
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