MODEL 5454 : Satellite Rain Station
HydroLynx Satellite Rain Stations are complete packaged gauges which transmit precipitation
data via low earth orbiting satellites. The Model 5454 Satellite Rain Station includes
a Model 5050P Tipping Bucket to measure precipitation.
Data transmitted from a remote station normally arrives at the ALERT base station
within one minute but on occasion may take up to ten minutes. This path provides
data on a time scale that is not matched by the GOES satellites which often have
latencies of one hour or more.
Both fixed interval and event data reporting are supported. A programmable fixed
reporting interval is configurable from 5 minutes to 24 hours. Rainfall accumulator
and battery voltage are transmitted for all fixed interval or event reports.
Event reporting of precipitation is started whenever the bucket tips. A timer is
started that transmits one minute rainfall accumulations every five minutes until
the rainfall stops.