Emergency Response Weather Station, CAMEO/ALOHA HAZMAT
Met One’s CAMEO/ALOHA HAZMAT Rapid Response Weather Station is the perfect choice for any application requiring a lightweight, low-power, rapidly deployable first response weather station. Supplied in one of two rugged transit cases (depending on system version), this system is well-suited to any emergency response application associated with homeland security, hazardous material spills, NBC threats, man-made or natural disasters, and other similar situations.
The CAMEO/ALOHA HAZMAT Rapid Response Weather Station is a Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) system used to determine surface meteorological conditions. The data can be used in a multitude of both civil and military applications. System setup is easily done in minutes and requires no tools or orientation of the sensor. The total sensor package is only 12 inches high and 4 inches in diameter and weighs a mere 2.5 pounds, which is less than a third of that our competitors’’ systems.
The basic vehicle-mounted system consists of Met One’s AIO 2 Sonic Weather Sensor, sensor mount, power/data interface cable, and a sensor transit case.
The data output from the system is a CAMEO/ALOHA compatible serial data stream. The user supplies the PC to run the application software such as CAMEO/ALOHA with MARPLOT or Met One’s WeatherView display and data logging program. The telemetry version of the system adds two spread-spectrum radio transceivers operating in the 900 MHz band, a tripod, and any necessary antennas, cables, batteries, charger, and the appropriate transit case. A 2.4 GHz radio is available as an option for applications requiring deployment in countries other than the USA, Canada, Australia, or Israel.
The AIO 2 Sonic Weather Sensor measures the wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, relative humidity, and barometric pressure. An internal fluxgate compass automatically orients the AIO 2 Sonic Weather Sensor wind direction data to magnetic North. This means that the sensor does not require any special alignment during deployment.
Software access to the AIO 2 Sonic Weather Sensor processor is provided so that the magnetic declination can be entered to provide wind direction data referenced to True North, which is required by the CAMEO/ ALOHA program. The range of the basic telemetry version system is about 1500 feet indoors and 6 – 7 miles line-of-sight (LOS) outdoors with the basic dipole antennas. The AIO 2 mounts on a ¾ inch IPS (1 inch OD) vertical pipe stub via its supplied mounting adapter and includes a 35-foot power and data interface cable.
Power for the AIO 2 Sonic Weather Sensor and the rest of the remote site system components is provided from a commercially available 8AH rechargeable battery. This battery, when fully charged, will operate the basic CAMEO/ ALOHA HAZMAT Weather Station system more than 5 days before requiring recharging or replacement. The basic system transit case holds the AIO 2 Sonic Weather Sensor, battery, radio transmitter, cables, and other accessories.
For extended or long-term operations, a larger transit case including a higher capacity battery and a flexible solar panel charger is available as an option. This option also extends the telemetry range of the system to approximately 20 miles LOS by adding an 8 dB gain Yagi directional antenna. Met One’s AIO 2 Sonic Weather Sensor includes several new features now possible with improved sensor technology resulting from our commitment to product improvement. The AIO 2 Sonic Weather Sensor incorporates Met One’s unique folded-path, low-power sonic anemometer, with a temperature sensor, a fast-response, capacitive relative humidity sensor, a barometric pressure sensor, and a flux-gate compass to automatically orient the wind direction data to North. An on-board microprocessor controls the sensor and provides a serial ASCII output that is RS-232 compatible.
The AIO 2 Sonic Weather Sensor is designed for maximum durability, portability, and utility, making it uniquely applicable for rapid deployment and use by one person under adverse conditions.