SAMOS

Our purpose designed and built Airport Semi-Automatic Weather Observation Systems are presently installed at over 50 UK airports. This includes:

  • large airports like Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted
  • medium sized airports like Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Belfast
  • small airports like Oxford and Swansea
  • airfields, helipads and air support units like Redhill and Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Whatever the size of the airport we have a bespoke MET solution and the UK’s leading airport MET system engineering team in-house to support your needs. Our experts are ready to help you analyse your needs and the potential of your existing system before proposing a solution for an upgrade or a complete new system. We focus on providing a cost-effective solution that minimises your investment and long term cost for operating a reliable system. 

Providing low cost, high quality systems to these locations is our key focus. 
We normally supply: 

Overview

Services: MET

Sensors: 1 x Wind, 1 x THP


 

Providing low cost, high quality systems to these locations is our key focus. We normally supply: 

  • One wind sensor of your choice connected to our METBox-Wind, Aviation Wind Display
  • A barometer and air-temperature/-humidity sensor connected to our METBox-Air, Aviation Barometer and Dew Point Display

 

Overview

Services: MET, METAR

Sensors: 1 x Wind, 1 x THP


 

We provide cost effective solutions for small airports. We normally supply: 

  • Same as airfield with the following additions
    • Computerised system for production of METAR (switchable between auto and semiautomatic mode) with a one-way interface to AFTN. A user interface on the same computer

 

Upgrades available: ATIS, ceilometer, weather and visibility sensor

 

Overview

Services: MET, METAR, ATIS, OPMET

Standby: Cold Standby System

Sensors: 2 x Wind, 2 x THP, 1 x Cloud, 1 x Visibility


 

For medium size airports we focus on reliability and recommend a cold standby solution for the computerised port of the system (i.e. two servers). The indoor equipment should be installed in a 19″ rack in the equipment room powered from an UPS. We normally supply:

  • Single met-sensor field site with the full sensor suite
  • Dual computer system with manual switchover
  • Two way AFTN interface
  • Two workstations
  • Strip printer
  • ATIS

 

Overview

Services: MET, METAR, ATIS, OPMET

Standby: Hot Standby System

Sensors: 2 x Wind, 2 x THP, 2 x Cloud, 2 x Visibility


 

For large airports we focus on both reliability and survivability. Hence a dual met-sensor site and a hot standby computer system with automatic switchover is the key. We normally supply:

  • Same as medium size airport with the following additions
    • Second met-sensor field site
    • Automatic server switch over
    • Additional workstations

 

Airport Services System Sensors
MET METAR ATIS OPMET Cold STB Hot STB Wind THP Cloud Visib
Airfield 1 1
Small 1 1
Medium 2 2 1 1
Large 2 2 2 2