FAA Weather Camera Program
Reducing Maintenance,
Increasing Uptime

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HARSH ENVIRONMENT
SURVIVAL RATE

Cold Weather and Remote Locations Demand Highly Survivable Energy

  • Remote Camera Stations for Weather Monitoring – Critical Infrastructure

  • 12 Off-Grid Remote Sites

  • Battery failure rate high
  • Accessing sites is very challenging in good weather

  • Annual Cost for replacing batteries is very high
  • Supercapacitor Trial to test survivability of supercapacitors

  • First site working as planned

  • Replacing all sites with Supercapacitors increases uptime

24.4 kWh of Supercapacitor Storage

Power management system

With a large percentage of the Alaska population using light aircraft for transportation, having real-time information about weather conditions is critical for flight safety. The FAA installed and manages a robust network of web cameras to aid private pilots in navigation by providing real-time look at weather conditions. Many of these sites are off-grid and require reliable power to ensure they stay online

large percentage of the Alaska population using light aircraft for transportation, having real-time information about weather conditions is critical for flight safety. The FAA installed and manages a robust network of web cameras to aid private pilots in navigation by providing real-time look at weather conditions. Many of these sites are off-grid and require reliable power to ensure they stay online

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FAA Weather Camera Program Reducing Maintenance, Increasing Uptime

Application: Critical Infrastructure Off-grid/ self generation

Location: Alaska, USA