Integration of Aviation AWOS with RWIS Archived Updates


Archived Updates:

AWOS/RWIS Project Update, 5/3/2017: Phase III Kicks Off Phase III Kicks Off

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017:

Phase III of the Integration of Aviation AWOS with RWIS project has just begun. The research team and the Project Technical Advisory Panel (PTAP) held a Kick Off meeting on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017. During this phase of the project, the website and its systems will be migrated from Montana State University to a Caltrans server to be maintained and supported by Caltrans IT.

AWOS/RWIS Project Update, 2/8/2016: Phase II Completed Monday, February 8th, 2016:

Phase II of the Integration of Aviation AWOS with RWIS project was recently completed. The project focused on the development of a prototype system that integrates weather data from aviation AWOS and ASOS, and surface transportation RWIS, as well as surface and aloft weather forecasts alerts and warnings, satellite and radar imagery, roadside cameras and more. The project team also conducted a business case analysis, researched additional sources of relevant data, documented detailed system requirements, analyzed gaps in existing weather station coverage, and used three separate mechanisms to evaluate the system.

AWOS/RWIS Project Update, 12/3/2015: Phase II Final Report Presentation Thursday, December 3rd, 2015:

Phase II of the Integration of Aviation AWOS and RWIS will conclude December 31st, 2015. On October 21st, Doug Galarus delivered the final report presentation in conjunction with the Caltrans October Research Connection Event.

AWOS/RWIS Project Update, 2/4/2015: Aviation WeatherShare Provides Essential Information to Aviation Personnel Wednesday, February 4th, 2015:

The Aviation WeatherShare website is well-suited to providing pilots and aviation personnel with essential information needed to maintain safety during hazardous conditions—such as wind speeds aloft and on the ground, satellite imagery, pilot reports, and National Weather Service alerts.

AWOS/RWIS Project Update, 4/29/2014: Project team participates in California Aviation Day at the Capitol Tuesday, April 29th, 2014:

As we announced in the April 15th, 2014 update, the Aviation WeatherShare project was presented as part of the California Aviation Day at the Capitol on April 23, 2014. PI, Doug Galarus, Caltrans Project Manager Melissa Clark, and Caltrans Project Champion Terry Berrie, demonstrated the project and its features at a display set up on the grounds of the Capitol in Sacramento.

AWOS/RWIS Project Update, 4/15/2014: 2014 California Aviation Day Tuesday, April 15th, 2014:

Doug Galarus of WTI and Caltrans project leaders will be presenting a poster and live demonstration of the Aviation WeatherShare web application at California Aviation Day at the Capitol on April 23, 2014. The presentations and displays at this event are a way to inform legislators, staff, and the public about the impact aviation has on the California economy as well as raising awareness of the benefits of aviation to Californians.

AWOS/RWIS Project Update, 2/4/2014: CalAERO Newsletter – Aeronautics Testing Aviation WeatherShare Tuesday, February 4th, 2014:

The Aviation WeatherShare project was featured in the Winter 2014 edition of the Caltrans Division of Aeronautics’ newsletter - CalAERO. The article entitled “Aeronautics Testing Aviation WeatherShare” gives a good description of the project and its features. It also talks about how the website is proving beneficial to Caltrans and emergency responders, and encourages readers to try out the site and provide feedback through the online survey.

AWOS/RWIS Project Update, 1/30/2014: Phase II is underway. Thursday, January 30th, 2014:

Phase II of the Integration of Aviation AWOS with RWIS project is in full swing. Tasks for this phase of the project include conducting a technical requirements analysis and developing an accompanying report, documenting additional sources of aviation weather information, and converting the high-level user needs and requirements into detailed, low-level system requirements. This phase will also focus on enhancing and evaluating the prototype system.

AWOS/RWIS Update for September 1st, 2011 Thursday, September 1st, 2011:

Presentation at the National Rural ITS (NRITS) Conference.

AWOS/RWIS Update for March 1st, 2011 Tuesday, March 1st, 2011:

Poster displayed at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board.

AWOS/RWIS Update for April 27th, 2010 Tuesday, April 27th, 2010:

Check out the animation we made to show the site off in light of today's active weather.

AWOS/RWIS Update for April 16th, 2010 Friday, April 16th, 2010:

Time flies, doesn't it? We're nearly at that end of the first phase of this project and need your feedback ...

AWOS/RWIS Update for March 3rd, 2010 Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010:

Introduction to Integration of Aviation AWOS with RWIS - a look at the features and functionality of the web site on an interesting weather day.