OSI - FAA-Certified Automated Weather Observation Systems (AWOS AV)
The OSI AWOS AV™ system is a fully automated aviation weather observing and reporting system designed to support airborne and ground users. This FAA-certfied AWOS is equipped with dual-pressure sensors and visibility sensors for determining official altimeter settings, visibility, and reporting via FCC-licensed UHF data radio, Internet, land line or cell phones.
A basic OSI AWOS AV system consists of:
- FAA-approved barometric pressure sensors
- FAA-approved visibility sensor.
It can be enhanced with:
- Wind speed/direction sensor
- Temperature sensor
- Humidity sensors
A full OSI AWOS AV system calculates the altimeter setting, density altitude, condensation altitude, dew point - and can report the prevailing and gust wind components for pre-programmed runway headings.
With OSI AV software and a Digital Data Receiver (DDR), tower weather telemetry and any NOTAMs are communicated by broadcast audio on a pilot-activated VHF frequency or an Endless Loop Dedicated Frequency (ELDF) on a specified VHF frequency; or by viewing the operator's terminal display in the FBO location, Internet and dialup voice modem options allow remote user access from anywhere on earth.