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The project of autonomous electronic system for meteorological monitoring of environmental conditions is realized as academic assignment on meteorology at Saint-Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation (Civil Aviation Academy). The aim of this project is demonstration to students the contemporary technologies and hardware used in environmental measurements and researches, and use in laboratory exercises.
The electronic system measures the environment’s parameters as follows: daylight intensity, atmospheric pressure, temperature, humidity, amount of liquid precipitation, speed and direction of wind. Sensors’ readings are transmitted over radio frequency at a distance up to 1 mile and receiving with a monitoring station. With software tools it is possible to calculate and display on monitor the dew point, the liquid precipitation, average gust and direction of the wind for a certain period of time.
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