Low Cost ICAO Compliant Weather Station
The search for a reasonably priced weather station with an ICAO compliant aviation display suitable for a small airfield or temporary use has led MATC to identify a system that consists of a GPS equipped multi-sensor and data logger from a renowned weather sensor company and an aviation display from another. When combined they provide what we feel is an ideal solution for the mobile tower as well as GA Airports and Heliports.
The combination sensor provides a very compact, lightweight weather measurement device ideally suited for Mobile ATC Towers and smaller airports and airfields. Measuring Wind Speed, Wind Direction, Temperature, Relative Humidity, Air Pressure, Brightness, and Precipitation it can be mounted on a lightweight deployable tripod with an encased datalogger so as per ICAO recommendation the weather station can be mounted away from the tower to prevent any measurement variations caused by the tower itself. The data logger is connected by Ethernet to the ICAO compliant Aviation Display which is mounted on the operator’s console. Other mounting options are available so the sensor can be roof-mounted if preferred.
This solution is ideal for our Mobile and Modular ATC Towers but also as a standalone solution for smaller airports, airfields, or heliports where accurate measurement is required but budgets prevent the procurement of complex and expensive weather stations.