MODEL 5081 : Self-Reporting Weather Station
The Model 5081 Self-Reporting Weather Station automatically reports weather data
to a central site. Data transmitted from Model 5081 sites is being used for quantitative
determinations of oncoming storms, marine weather forecasting, determining effects
of wind on tidal areas, and establishing data bases for irrigation and agricultural programs.
The Weather Station Package is totally self-contained. Sensors are supplied complete
with cables and connectors. The main housing acts as the sensor support, antenna
tower and weather proof housing for the transmitter.
The standard Model 5081 Weather Station consists of wind, temperature, humidity,
barometric pressure and precipitation sensors, a Model 5096-81 transmitter, a solar
panel, interconnection cables and omni antenna. Weather stations can be supplied
with up to 7 analog and 4 digital sensors.
The Model 5096-81 Data Transmitter sends data on both event and timed modes as defined
by the "Plug and Play" default parameter set. Wind data is sent on an event basis
only (i.e. one wind report per three kilometers of wind run). The "Plug and Play"
parameter set allows the use of the Model 5096-81 without additional programming
via a laptop computer. However, the parameter set is still programmable and may be
changed by the user to meet site specific needs.