Bayanat Engineering is more than just a provider of air traffic management systems – we also offer thorough and reliable meteorology solutions spanning a range of systems and tools.
Here’s a quick outline of the meteorology equipment that Bayanat can install in major airports.
Automated Weather Observing Systems (AWOS)
One of the oldest types of automated weather monitoring units, AWOS units most commonly report the latest weather updates in 20-minute intervals. This is ideal for airports that need regular and reliable weather reports to ensure optimal flying conditions for every flight.
AWOS systems are fully configurable to specific needs, and can include any number of the following measurements:
– Barometric pressure
– Wind speed, gust, and direction
– Identification of precipitation (e.g drizzle, snow, rain)
– Sky condition, including cloud ceiling height
Meteorological sensors are most typically deployed on buoys, though they are also commonly set up on towers and across runways. Like AWOSs, meteorological sensors accurately measure a variety of weather conditions and other aviation affecting factors.
At Bayanat, we install meteorological sensors that measure the following:
– Barometric pressure
– Cloud ceiling height
– Solar radiation
Runway Visual Range (RVR)
Another piece of crucial airport equipment that Bayanat offers installation of is transmissometers, which are installed at the side of the runway to allow for the measurement of the runway visual range (RVR).
Transmissometers are a modern method of RVR calculation, as traditionally this was done through human observation alone. Transmissometers are better, however, as they allow for more precise and reliable measurements not dependent on the eyesight quality of a worker. This guarantees a safer and more guided landing for pilots.
MET Forecasting/Visualization Systems
MET forecasting is another essential cog that keeps airport business moving smoothly. By forecasting the weather through visualization systems such as the ones offered by Bayanat, airports can ensure that they can anticipate any weather issues with maximum efficiency and warning time.
These are the same MET forecasting systems used by weather reporters.
Also known as a Doppler weather radar or weather surveillance radar (WSR), weather radars are used specifically to track precipitation, including its type (snow, rain, etc), motion, and intensity. Modern weather radars, in particular, are incredibly useful, as they not only measure current rain but can also award experts foresight, giving the ability to preempt intense and potentially disruptive precipitation.
LiDAR (Wind shear/Wake Vortex Measurement)
Standing for Light Detection and Ranging, LiDAR is a method that allows for the measurement of distances across the earth, most specifically it’s surface characteristics including wind shear. Wind shear can significantly affect the flight quality and path of aircraft, so trusting Bayanat to install LiDAR monitoring equipment could be invaluable.
Lightning detection systems
Bayanat’s lightning detection systems are some of the most advanced and reliable units on the market. Measuring down to the exact discharge location and the polarity, strength, and lightning parameters, airports will receive highly detailed and precise data during every storm.
Used for the thermodynamic profiling of energy, radiometers are devices that measure and monitor the flux of electromagnetic radiation. Specifically, radiometers quantify invisible types of light, including infrared and UV, helping to widen the range of data on the light spectrum.
Usually carried into the atmosphere via weather balloon, radiosondes are remote weather telemetry systems that measure a range of weather parameters and transmit the data to a control base back on earth. This is ideal for airports as they can glean an accurate report of the environment up in the air, including checking for ideal flight conditions and preempting any problematic conditions.
Weather Decision Support Systems
For holistic weather decision support, any airport should invest in a weather decision support system (WDSS) offered by Bayanat. WDSSs take all data attained by the above equipment and utilize
it to predict and detect any change in the weather, including rare phenomena.
For the installation of meteorology units and equipment in airports across the Middle East, trust Bayanat to do it for you.