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1 Sutron Airport Weather Systems SAWS Sutron Corporation

2 SAWS Data Real-time Weather Data in Support of Aircraft Operations Hourly & Special Observations Meteorological Data for Forecasting & Climatology Unattended or Attended Operation Can Provide Voice Transmission of Real Time Weather Integrates Information from a Single or Multiple Runways Integrates with ATIS Follows ICAO, WMO & FAA Regulations Data Real-time Weather Data in Support of Aircraft Operations Hourly & Special Observations Meteorological Data for Forecasting & Climatology Unattended or Attended Operation Can Provide Voice Transmission of Real Time Weather Integrates Information from a Single or Multiple Runways Integrates with ATIS Follows ICAO, WMO & FAA Regulations

3 Wind Direction including Variable Winds Wind Speed including Gust Visibility RVR including Variable (max and min) & Tendency Present Weather Real Time ATC Information Cloud Height & Sky Cover including Obscuration (Vertical Visibility) Air Temperature Dew Point Temperature QNH, QFE (hPa, inches-Hg or both) Density Altitude Wind Direction including Variable Winds Wind Speed including Gust Visibility RVR including Variable (max and min) & Tendency Present Weather Real Time ATC Information Cloud Height & Sky Cover including Obscuration (Vertical Visibility) Air Temperature Dew Point Temperature QNH, QFE (hPa, inches-Hg or both) Density Altitude System Products

4 METAR-SPECI-LOCAL, MET REPORT-SPECIAL Observations SYNOP Observation Relative Humidity Sea Level Pressure Barometric Pressure Tendency & Amount Precipitation Amount (Hourly & Synoptic) Other Synoptic Data as required Climatological Data as required Rain Rate (mm/minute & mm/hour) METAR-SPECI-LOCAL, MET REPORT-SPECIAL Observations SYNOP Observation Relative Humidity Sea Level Pressure Barometric Pressure Tendency & Amount Precipitation Amount (Hourly & Synoptic) Other Synoptic Data as required Climatological Data as required Rain Rate (mm/minute & mm/hour) Meteorological Station Sutron Airport Weather Station Cayman Islands International Airport

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6 Environmental Sensors Wind Visibility / RVR Background Luminance Present Weather Thunderstorm Rain Amount Wind Visibility / RVR Background Luminance Present Weather Thunderstorm Rain Amount Cloud Height Pressure Solar Radiation UV Radiation Underground Temperature Cloud Height Pressure Solar Radiation UV Radiation Underground Temperature

7 Data Collection Open Design Accommodates Wide Variety of Sensors Local Processing Touch Screen PCMCIA for Local Logs Communication via Fiber, Cable, LOS Radio Built-In Diagnostic & RMM Powered by Mains, Solar, UPS Lightning & Surge Protection Open Design Accommodates Wide Variety of Sensors Local Processing Touch Screen PCMCIA for Local Logs Communication via Fiber, Cable, LOS Radio Built-In Diagnostic & RMM Powered by Mains, Solar, UPS Lightning & Surge Protection

8 Software Distributed Architecture Obviates Use of Servers OOP Modular Design On-Line Redundancy Connection Points for Easy Expansion & Customization User-Configurable Operation & User Interface Distributed Architecture Obviates Use of Servers OOP Modular Design On-Line Redundancy Connection Points for Easy Expansion & Customization User-Configurable Operation & User Interface

9 RIGHT / LEFT CROSSWIND User Defined Averaging Time Selectable Discontinuity Units: Kt, mph, Kmh, mps Direction / Speed Maximum / Minimum Gust Variable Head / Tail Wind Crosswind Squall User Defined Alarms User Defined Averaging Time Selectable Discontinuity Units: Kt, mph, Kmh, mps Direction / Speed Maximum / Minimum Gust Variable Head / Tail Wind Crosswind Squall User Defined Alarms Wind Direction & Speed HEAD / TAIL WIND

10 User Defined Averaging Time Visibility & RVR Alert \ Alarms Visibility Units (miles, meters) Directional Visibility (with multiple sensors) RVR RVR Tendency Background Luminance Runway Lights Indicators User Defined Averaging Time Visibility & RVR Alert \ Alarms Visibility Units (miles, meters) Directional Visibility (with multiple sensors) RVR RVR Tendency Background Luminance Runway Lights Indicators Visibility / RVR

11 Weather, as Reported from a Present Weather Sensor Weather, as Inferred from Available Data (e.g. FG, BR, RA, SQ) Rain Accumulation in Units of mm or Inches Last Minute Accumulation Amount Last Hour Accumulation Amount Hourly Amounts for Past 24 Hours Total Amount (so far) for Current Day Total Daily Amounts Weather, as Reported from a Present Weather Sensor Weather, as Inferred from Available Data (e.g. FG, BR, RA, SQ) Rain Accumulation in Units of mm or Inches Last Minute Accumulation Amount Last Hour Accumulation Amount Hourly Amounts for Past 24 Hours Total Amount (so far) for Current Day Total Daily Amounts Present Weather/Rain Amount

12 Single or Multiple Ceilometers Individual Cloud Hit Height 3 Layers (plus CB Layer if Augmented By Specialist) Coverage Reported as SKC, FEW, SCT, BKN, OVC Single or Multiple Ceilometers Individual Cloud Hit Height 3 Layers (plus CB Layer if Augmented By Specialist) Coverage Reported as SKC, FEW, SCT, BKN, OVC Sky Conditions & Height of Clouds

13 Temperature/Dew Point/RH Pressure and Altimetry Current Temperature, Dew Point Temperature and Relative Humidity Maxima and Minima during last hour Hourly Maxima and Minima for past 24 hours Maxima and Minima (so far) for Current Day Current Temperature, Dew Point Temperature and Relative Humidity Maxima and Minima during last hour Hourly Maxima and Minima for past 24 hours Maxima and Minima (so far) for Current Day Pressure (hPa, inHg, mmHg) QNH, QFE, QFF Transition Level Tendency Pressure (hPa, inHg, mmHg) QNH, QFE, QFF Transition Level Tendency

14 METAR RCSS Z AUTO 06013KT 2500 –RA OVC010 29/22 Q1004 A2965 NOSIG= Observations

15 Airport Status CommunicationsCommunications Security Messaging Monitor Utilities

16 Sutron Tactical Weather System Portable, State of the Art, Totally-Integrated System for Military, Civilian & Emergency Operations Portable, State of the Art, Totally-Integrated System for Military, Civilian & Emergency Operations Scalable, Fully-Integrated Designed for Continuous, Reliable Operation in Extreme Environments Wide Selection of Environmental Sensors Solar, Battery or Mains power Wide Range of Communication Options - Land Line to Satellite Built-in Self Test & Diagnostics One-Person Deployment! Basic System Sensors: Wind, Pressure, Temperature, Relative Humidity & Rain Data Collection Package Self-Supporting Tripod Mast Power Communication Options & GPS Accommodates Cloud Height, Visibility, Present Weather & Thunderstorm Sensors Scalable, Fully-Integrated Designed for Continuous, Reliable Operation in Extreme Environments Wide Selection of Environmental Sensors Solar, Battery or Mains power Wide Range of Communication Options - Land Line to Satellite Built-in Self Test & Diagnostics One-Person Deployment! Basic System Sensors: Wind, Pressure, Temperature, Relative Humidity & Rain Data Collection Package Self-Supporting Tripod Mast Power Communication Options & GPS Accommodates Cloud Height, Visibility, Present Weather & Thunderstorm Sensors

17 Sutron Tactical Weather System Includes Everything Necessary for Transport, Set-Up & Operation (i.e., carrying cases, compass, tools, etc.) Includes Everything Necessary for Transport, Set-Up & Operation (i.e., carrying cases, compass, tools, etc.) Collects & Stores Measured Weather Parameters on PCMCIA Card Collects & Stores Measured Weather Parameters on PCMCIA Card Extremely Low Power Consumption Extremely Low Power Consumption Generates Real Time Aviation Weather Generates Real Time Aviation Weather Observation for Distribution via Selected Communication Option Observation for Distribution via Selected Communication Option BIT (Built-InTest) Ensures All Components Operate Properly & Identifies LRU (Lowest Replaceable Unit) to Substitute, if failure BIT (Built-InTest) Ensures All Components Operate Properly & Identifies LRU (Lowest Replaceable Unit) to Substitute, if failure Light weight Light weight Includes Everything Necessary for Transport, Set-Up & Operation (i.e., carrying cases, compass, tools, etc.) Includes Everything Necessary for Transport, Set-Up & Operation (i.e., carrying cases, compass, tools, etc.) Collects & Stores Measured Weather Parameters on PCMCIA Card Collects & Stores Measured Weather Parameters on PCMCIA Card Extremely Low Power Consumption Extremely Low Power Consumption Generates Real Time Aviation Weather Generates Real Time Aviation Weather Observation for Distribution via Selected Communication Option Observation for Distribution via Selected Communication Option BIT (Built-InTest) Ensures All Components Operate Properly & Identifies LRU (Lowest Replaceable Unit) to Substitute, if failure BIT (Built-InTest) Ensures All Components Operate Properly & Identifies LRU (Lowest Replaceable Unit) to Substitute, if failure Light weight Light weight


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