Modernization of the automated weather observation system (AWOS) at Sofia atc centre
The Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) at Sofia AТC Centre is designed to measure, process, visualize, disseminate and provide meteorological information, representative of Sofia aerodrome area, for the needs of the aircraft crews departing from or arriving to Sofia airport, ATS units, aerodrome meteorological services and aviation operators.
Two ongoing projects aim the modernization of the Automated Weather Observing Stations (AWOS) at ATS Sofia, Plovdiv and Gorna Oryahovitsa. The AWOS systems measure several weather parameters, process the data, visualize, and distribute meteorological information for given airport. The data provided by the systems are used for supporting the takeoff and landing operations and are also made available to ATS authorities, airport meteorological services and aviation operators.
The scope of the projects includes the replacement of sensors and hardware with new ones, as well as the renewal of the system software.