Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/615278
Title:
THE METEOROLOGICAL DATA SYSTEM (AN/GMD-5) A METEOROLOGIST’S POINT OF VIEW
Author:
HOBBIE, JOHN
Affiliation:
SPACE DATA CORPORATION
Issue Date:
1986-10
Rights:
Copyright © International Foundation for Telemetering
Collection Information:
Proceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.
Publisher:
International Foundation for Telemetering
Journal:
International Telemetering Conference Proceedings
Abstract:
Engineers developing specialized telemetry systems do not always have the vantage point of the user of their systems. The requirements of an upper air sounding system may seem straightforward at first; but, when the meteorologist’s viewpoint is considered, the engineering problems become more difficult than originally perceived. This paper discusses the Meteorological Data System (AN/GMD-5) manufactured by Space Data Corporation for the U.S. Air Force. The GMD-5 is designed to be a militarized, rugged, portable replacement of the World War II vintage GMD-1. It can be set up in the field and provide automatic, real-time data reduction of a rawinsonde flight within two hours of arrival at a site. The system has an extensive self-diagnostic capability such that a trained meteorological operator could troubleshoot faults and correct them down to the circuit board level. This paper presents the problems involved in designing a telemetry system that will work in field environments and will be easy to use by meteorological technicians. The whole system, including the sonde (both sensors and telemetering system), the tracker, telemetry decoder, and data processing systems, is presented, and the problems associated with the system’s performance and accuracy are discussed from the meteorologist’s point of view, followed by the engineer’s solution to these problems.
Sponsors:
International Foundation for Telemetering
ISSN:
0884-5123; 0074-9079
Additional Links:
http://www.telemetry.org/

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleTHE METEOROLOGICAL DATA SYSTEM (AN/GMD-5) A METEOROLOGIST’S POINT OF VIEWen_US
dc.contributor.authorHOBBIE, JOHNen
dc.contributor.departmentSPACE DATA CORPORATIONen
dc.date.issued1986-10-
dc.rightsCopyright © International Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.collectioninformationProceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.en
dc.publisherInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.abstractEngineers developing specialized telemetry systems do not always have the vantage point of the user of their systems. The requirements of an upper air sounding system may seem straightforward at first; but, when the meteorologist’s viewpoint is considered, the engineering problems become more difficult than originally perceived. This paper discusses the Meteorological Data System (AN/GMD-5) manufactured by Space Data Corporation for the U.S. Air Force. The GMD-5 is designed to be a militarized, rugged, portable replacement of the World War II vintage GMD-1. It can be set up in the field and provide automatic, real-time data reduction of a rawinsonde flight within two hours of arrival at a site. The system has an extensive self-diagnostic capability such that a trained meteorological operator could troubleshoot faults and correct them down to the circuit board level. This paper presents the problems involved in designing a telemetry system that will work in field environments and will be easy to use by meteorological technicians. The whole system, including the sonde (both sensors and telemetering system), the tracker, telemetry decoder, and data processing systems, is presented, and the problems associated with the system’s performance and accuracy are discussed from the meteorologist’s point of view, followed by the engineer’s solution to these problems.en
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.identifier.issn0884-5123-
dc.identifier.issn0074-9079-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/615278-
dc.identifier.journalInternational Telemetering Conference Proceedingsen
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dc.typeProceedingsen
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