Monday, 10 February 2003
Data collection of high resolution 3D sonic anemometer measurements
The recent emphasis on urban warfare will require high-resolution meteorological measurements in complex urban environments. A methodology for the collection and management of a distributed array of 3 Dimensional sonic anemometers is proposed. Issues that need to be addressed are sensor interface, data basing, scalability of measurements (number of sonic instruments), distributed processing of loosely coupled systems, and performance of the data acquisition system(s). One of the major issues in the management and handling of enormous quantities of micro-met measurements is the time tagging of the data and location information of each instrument in a micro size grid. Scalability and integration of multiple sonic sensors are accomplished using loosely coupled Jini/Java Spaces. Solutions to these problems will be discussed in this paper.