Climatronics' TACMET II Weather Sensor, P/N 102304, is used to provide local weather conditions for the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in locations where the existing infrastructure does not provide this data. The TACMET II incorporates Climatronics’ new and unique foldedpath, low-power sonic anemometer, the Sonimometer™, with temperature sensor, a fastresponse capacitive relative humidity sensor, and a flux-gate compass. An on-board microprocessor provides a digital output message; RS-232C is standard; RS-485 is available as an option. Special output formats are also available to interface with any GCS data input requirement.
Preserving much of the compact size and weight, low power, and reliability of its predecessor, the TACMET II is available with optional barometric pressure sensors, which have accuracies ranging from ±2.75 hPa to ±0.40 hPa. The TACMET II wind direction data will automatically be oriented to magnetic North with the internal flux gate compass.
The TACMET II 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. The sensor may be mounted on a tripod or vehicle mast, and an optional internal spread spectrum radio module allows for remote location of the weather sensor.
The TACMET II weather sensor is supported by a number of accessories, including: carrying cases; hand-held displays; compact, lightweight tripods; and, depot repair and calibration fixtures.
The TACMET II weather sensor has an aluminum housing and special filtering for EMI/RFI resistance. Several paint colors are available.
Climatronics provides the WeatherView software package to display the data from the TACMET II on a PC or on a PDA.
A rugged PDA can be used to display the data from the TACMET II through direct connection in this handheld mode, or can be linked to the TACMET II via compact spread spectrum radio modules built into both the TACMET II and the RPDA.