The Kappa Automatic Weather Station is a deployable weather station used by the Star Army of Yamatai and is currently the best in the means of weather sensing technology for ground troops. Being transportable by star-ships or large ground vehicles, a single station is designed to elevate the entire artillery battalion or take squads to the next level in anti-air defense, fortification breaching, laying down suppressive and support fire. It is a part of the Yamataian Weather Sensors created late YE 39.
The statistics for the weather station can be found below.
Below is general information for the weather station
Nomenclature: KZ-K-E032 Type: Weather Sensor Original Designer: Teien Eden and Iemochi Seinosuke Manufacturer: Ketsurui Fleet Yards Fielded by: Ground Vehicles Organizations using: Star Army of Yamatai
Here are the dimensions of the KAWS:
Length: 15 meters (49.2 feet) Width: 2.5 meters (8.2 feet) Height: 2.5 meters (8.2 feet) Mass: 4000 kg
Length: 56.2 meters (184.3 feet) Width: 32.5 meters (106.6 feet) Height: 32.5 meters (106.6 feet) Mass: 4000 kg
The Kappa Automatic Weather Station is the penultimate in Yamataian mobile weather technology having a 400 km sensor range, which is normally associated with more permanent building sized weather station networks. Having an accuracy that is above the current standard for weather satellites a run for their money, the device is aptly named after the mythic Japanese water demon. Thus, it should come to know surprise that the KAWS is order of magnitude better than the P.A.W.S-Pack and H.O.W.L.S. in both accuracy and range, which more than makes up for is disadvantageous weight. Due to its weight though, the device is primary used for longer term defensive deployments or entrenchments.
When compact and undeployed, the KAWS is basically a larger rectangle that can be hauled by large trucks. Every KAWS comes with its own foldable 8 wheel trailer base, just in case.
The KAWS deploys into a massive plus-sign shaped structure with 25 meter pillars at each of the 12 corners. The central 4 pillars are supported by 8 right triangular supports while the outer towers connect across forming a hexagonal shape near the bottom. All 12 pillars are then interconnected by a series of bridges and supports to a single massive 56.2 meter tower with a radar dome on top. On the flat lengths of the plus sign are disdrometers and field mills sensors.
The device is primarily powered by a large rechargeable capacitor or by plugging it into nearby aether generator or vehicle power supply. When deployed the device is mainly recharged independently through a combination of wind turbines along the length of the towers and solar panels on the 8 triangular supports.
The device mainly communicates via a wireless connection to any nearby type 29 communicator using a nonlethal RF laser communication and subspace communication. For vehicles, the weather device can be linked up to Armor Integrated Electronics System (AIES). It then uses both laser and type 29 communicator/AIES to compare with other nearby weather devices to improve accuracy and range.
Distributed around the station's 12 small towers are several hex-core processors which micro-manage the nearby sensors and send data to the central AI. Being fundamentally a weather device, the KAWS is generally not able to detect enemy objects; however, the device is capable of detecting explosions or all other NWTs thanks to its special Phased Pulse Polarized Doppler Radar. This radar is unique from other sensors it that it can also monitor the nearby ecological distributions of all known aerial creatures, even those smaller than the period in this sentence.
Its four arrays of 20 piece field mills allows it to dual as a make-shift spaceport weather tower and help local star-craft secure safe landing zones even in the worst weather.
Thanks to the KAWS's sensor redundancy, the central tower's AI analyzes, compares, and triangulates the data in order to predict weather condition of entire nations and landmasses up to 336 hours in advance.
The solo sensor range reflects the distance over which the device is 99.99% accurate if there is only one device. This distance increases by this accuracy range for every station you add to the network until one reaches the maximum network range. “Deployed” means the weather sensor can only be used when the station is in deployed mode.
|Sensor||Type||Num.||Measurement||Solo Range||Network Range||Limits|
|Polarized Phased Doppler Weather Radar||Active||1||Storm Id.; NWTs, Precipitation||400 km||800 km||Deployed|
|Lightning detector||Passive||6||Storm Id.; Lightning||400 km||800 km||Deployed|
|Field Mill||Passive||80||Storm Id.; Inter Atm. Lightning||400 km||400 km||Deployed|
|Active Cavity Radiometer||Passive||1||Solar Radiation||40 AU||40 AU||Deployed|
|Solarimeter||Passive||5||Solar Radiation||10 AU||10 AU||Deployed|
|Pyrgeometer||Passive||5||Atm. IR Radiation (Heat)||100 km||200 km||Deployed|
|Digital Thermometer||Passive||2||Temp.||5 m||5 m||—|
|Digital Barometer||Passive||2||Pressure||5 m||5 m||—|
|Digital Hygrometer||Passive||2||Humidity||5 m||5 m||—|
|Disdrometer||Passive||20||Rainfall||25 m||25 m||Deployed|
|Snow Gauge||Passive||3||Snowfall||1 m||1 m||Deployed|
|Transmissometer||Passive||2||Visibility||11 km||11 km||Deployed|
|SODAR||Active||4||Wind Velocity||200 km||400 km||Deployed|
|LIDAR||Active||2||Cloud Height and Direction||400 km||400 km||Deployed|
|Seismometers||Passive||4||Seismic Activity||20 km||100 km||Deployed|
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Currently being revised by Ame.