Wildfire behavior is strongly influenced by the local meteorology. Temperature, humidity, the prevailing winds and atmospheric stability all play a critical role in whether a fire will blow up, how fast it will move and in what direction. As a result, knowledge of these conditions is critical in planning how to fight a fire, and above everything else, insure the safety of ground personnel. With better information, potentially dangerous situations could be avoided and damage to property minimized.
Surveillance and fire-fighting aircraft are almost always routinely deployed during most fire-fighting operations. These airborne platforms are ideal for monitoring the prevailing atmospheric conditions. Aventech's AIMMS (Aircraft Integrated Meteorological Measurement System) provides wildfire operations the ability to acquire continuous, high-accuracy meteorological information in the vicinity of the fire from these already present aircraft. Combining the AIMMS system with Aventech's Avstar real-time Satellite Tracking and Reporting system provides the additional ability to deliver this critical data to wildfire meteorologists deployed on-site.
See how Aventech's AIMMS system can benefit your wildfire operation.
|AOA & AOS|
|Optional Touch Display|
|Dimensions||1.5" dia. boom
9" long pylon
|0.75" dia. boom
4.5" long pylon
|Surface Finish||Gold anodized/
|Availability||In production||In production|
AOA: Angle of Attack | AOS: Angle of Sideslip
* Wind data includes wind speed, wind direction, and vertical wind