The Same Hardware Installed on Mount Everest
The Campbell Intercept™ CCT AWOS solution is based upon the same weather station hardware that is used to withstand the harshest of conditions on Mount Everest. The weather stations installed on Mount Everest are the highest in the world. Visit the Everest Project web pages to learn more.
Campbell Scientific is proud to introduce our newest generation Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) software, Campbell Intercept™. Campbell Intercept™ combines modern features and functionality with the flexibility and reliability desired by today’s airports. It has been designed to provide International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) compliance within a flexible framework that is sensor agnostic, highly configurable, and can be modified to meet local in-country requirements.
Campbell Intercept™ provides web-based clients for many user profiles, including air traffic controllers, meteorological observers, maintenance personnel, and system administrators.
Campbell Intercept™ software can run on Windows or Linux-based operating systems. It has been designed to meet modern aviation stakeholder requirements related to security and software assurance.
We offer a variety of products that can be used to create systems for Alpine Automated Weather Instrumentation. Many of the major components used to create these systems are listed below. Please let us know if we can help you configure a system.
Our monitoring stations are based around a programmable data logger (typically a CR1000 or CR3000) that measures the sensors, then stores and transmits the data. We designed our data loggers to provide a high level of station customization. They have programmable execution intervals, operating temperature ranges down to -55°C, on-board instructions for commonly used sensors, and adequate input channels to accommodate many different sensor configurations.
If needed, channel capacity can be expanded using multiplexers, including a model designed specifically for thermocouples. Our data loggers interface directly to most sensors, eliminating external signal conditioning. Powerful on-board instruction sets allow unattended control decisions based on time or conditional events. For example, peripherals such as heaters or specialized sensors can be actuated based on temperature, wind speed, solar radiation, or some other measured parameter or event. These instruction sets contain programmed algorithms that process measurements and output results in the desired units of measure. Wind vector, wet bulb, histogram, and sample on maxima or minima are all standard to the data logger instruction sets.
Measurement processing and data storage are programmable, but measurements are typically processed and stored at hourly and daily intervals (e.g., maxima, minima, averages). True averages can be calculated and stored by the data loggers. Conditional outputs can also be processed and stored. For example, data can be stored at faster intervals based on events such as increased wind speeds or subnormal temperatures.
Almost any sensor can be measured by our data loggers, allowing stations to be customized for each site. Typical sensors used with our stations include, but are not limited to: relative humidity, solar radiation, wind speed and direction, air temperature, water temperature, soil temperature, precipitation, snow depth, barometric pressure, soil moisture, as well as strain gages, accelerometers, pressure transducers, GPS receivers, linear potentiometers, and many more.
We offer multiple communications options for data retrieval, allowing stations to meet exact needs. Telecommunication options include radio frequency, satellite (Argos, GOES), telephone (landline, voice-synthesized, cellular), short-haul, and multidrop. On-site options include storage module, laptop computer, and data logger keyboard/display. Robust error-checking and low-power use ensure your data arrives uncorrupted and as scheduled. We can even help you post your data to the Internet.
Our Windows-based software simplifies data logger programming, data retrieval, and report generation. The data logger program can be modified at any time to accommodate different sensor configurations or new data processing requirements.