Coastal's AWOS measure and report weather data at permanent, mobile, and portable airfields. Our aviation weather stations are completely scalable and built to minimize any and all risksnow, and in the future. Coastal's AWOS have the flexibility to handle any current or conceivable weather sensor. Data reporting is available in METAR, SPECI, SYNOP, and local formats.
An Automated Surface Observing System, or ASOS, as defined by the FAA and the NWS, is a suite of meteorological sensors which measure, collect and disseminate weather data to help meteorologists, pilots and flight dispatchers prepare and monitor weather forecasts, plan flight routes, and provide necessary information for correct takeoffs and landings.
Our Fixed Base Systems collect and report weather data at permanent, civil or military installations using meteorological sensors for aviation. They support CAT I, CAT II, CAT III and CAT IV airfields. Our ZENO® datalogger permits numerous options in communication and telemetry. And our Universal Serial Interface and ZENOSOFT® software simplify expansion with COTS weather sensors.
Our basic COTS portable aviation weather stations are based on our durable, reliable WEATHERPAK® 2000. This 35-pound wireless weather station—used also by the U.S. Navy—can be deployed in minutes—anywhere. Its built-in data acquisition system (ZENO® 3200 datalogger) allows you to alter a COTS weather station or design a new one for your specific requirements.
We have extensive experience manufacturing weather stations destined for installation in remote areas that have harsh weather and no AC power. Our ZENO® 3200 datalogger runs a comprehensive group of aviation meteorological sensors, using only battery and solar power, by using power management: polling power-hungry weather sensors by briefly turning them on and then off again.
This aviation weather station is used by the U.S. Air Force and NASA, and it's currently being deployed by the FAA at all Class C airports. This is a remarkable powerhouse that provides critical airport data, and still allows plenty of room, due to its data acquisition system (ZENO® 3200 datalogger), for future expansion of weather sensors. It's all combined in one three-part system designed to minimize maintenance.
You can choose from our COTS weather stations, our AWOS, or you can specify your own design and meteorological sensors. Since these are permanent aviation weather stations, we design them for ease of installationand future expansion. Just a few of your options include: towers, displays, aviation meteorological sensors, method of telemetry, and your preference among available algorithms.
Our INTERCEPT® Runway Visual Range (RVR) Systems use aviation meteorological sensors to measure visibility, background luminance, and the intensity (brightness) of runway lights. Both flexible and scalable, our AWOS are designed to meet your airport's needs. INTERCEPT® RVRS conforms to all ICAO and WMO accuracies, and uses the latest published algorithms for all calculations.
The National Weather Service (NWS) asked Coastal to manufacture the Precision Digital Barometer to their exacting standards. The result is our precise barometer that continuously displays real-time atmospheric pressure and altimeter settings, and is automatically temperature compensated, using a precision-grade thermistor. This meteorological sensor is an excellent tool to ensure safe aviation.
Coastal's Aviation INTERCEPT® Software presents all the weather and RVR data from all the sensors at an airport in an easy to read, simple to navigate format. It produces METAR, SPECI and other reports automatically and there are no user licenses required.