CES offers rugged and reliable Automatic Weather Station (AWS) for smart agriculture and weather research applications. The AWS uses high accuracy sensors for the measurement of wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, humidity, rainfall, barometric pressure, soil temperature, soil moisture, and other parameters The weather sensors connect with a high-reliability data logger manufactured by Aeron for precision and reliable data collection from the sensors. The logger applies intelligent software filters on the collected data to remove noise and errors. The data is stored in the logger and communicated on wired and wireless mediums. The logger offers GSM/GPRS wireless data communication and RS232 for wired communication.
The AWS runs on built-in lithium-ion batteries which are charged from an external solar panel. Because of its low power consumption capability, AWS can operate for over 20 days without external charging when sending data to the cloud at every 1-hour interval.