Beta-testing of New InterMet Systems Radiosonde Software

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Sunday, 2 February 2014
Hall C3 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Sarah E. Spivey, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and D. T. Conlee, M. Murat, and R. C. Sodowsky

The InterMet Systems iMet-3050 and iMet-3150 Sounding Systems are becoming widely used in academic, government, and private operational/research settings, especially when portability and initial cost are factors in system selection. The Atmospheric Sciences Department at Texas A&M owns both systems, and uses them extensively in education and research efforts. As part of the Summer SOAP (Student Operational ADRAD Project) program, and at the request of InterMet, we tested an early version of completely new ground station software, iMetOS II. In order to compare to the existing software (iMetOS), two separate ground stations were used to prepare and process data from the same radiosonde/launch. The results of our tests have been passed to the manufacturer, and we believe the final product will be a more cohesive and logical package, especially for beginning users. Our findings and an initial examination of the “look and feel” of the new software will be given.