Victoria, BC CANADA
+1 250-477-0544
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REMOTE WEATHER ADVISORY SERVICE (RWAS)

A Leader in Text-to-Speech Technology for Aviation

StARCaster® RWAS is a fully autonomous, high quality VHF broadcasting solution
designed to provide a Remote Weather Advisory Service in uncontrolled airspaces.

WHY STARCASTER® RWAS?

• Built upon the industry leading flexible StarCaster platform
(D-ATIS/D-VOLMET), the StarCaster RWAS system can be deployed alongside any remote airport, airstrip or helipad location to provide advisory services with high reliability and clarity;

• The complete Starcaster RWAS solution consists of a weather sensor, VHF transmitter and monitoring workstation to provide continuous, automated weather advisory services in both indoor and outdoor technical environments;

• StarCaster RWAS is an efficient, cost effective COTS VHF broadcasting solution that provides hands-off operation under all environmental conditions at remote non-towered locations without ATC Personnel.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

• Fully autonomous broadcasting system designed to automatically broadcast weather information in the highest quality of voice to airspace users in uncontrolled airspaces;

• StarCaster’s flexible design allows RWAS to be deployed in both indoor and outdoor technical environments;

• Automatically processes realtime environmental data to produce an ICAO compliant METAR/MET REPORT for inclusion in the voice broadcast;

• Transmits the voice broadcasts in continuous fashion to existing or new VHF transmitters (both high and lower power);

• Optional monitoring workstation position allows access to historical weather and system logs;

• Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) hardware platform.

Concept of Operations

Remote Weather Advisory Service (RWAS)

1

FLEXIBLE DEPLOYMENT

The RWAS system can be deployed alongside any remote airport, airstrip or helipad location to provide advisory services with high reliability and clarity.

2

REALTIME
DATA CAPTURE

The weather sensor measures over 25 realtime environmental conditions and distributes it to the RWAS system for processing.

3

AUTOMATED PROCESSING

The RWAS system automatically processes the environmental data producing an ICAO compliant weather report for voice broadcast.

4

CONTINUOUS VHF BROADCAST

The RWAS voice broadcast is continuously transmitted via VHF transmitters to airspace users.

5

HIGH AVAILABILITY

Airspace users are able to receive the most recent weather report by listening to the broadcast or from an optional ground display.

6

ENHANCED FLIGHT SAFETY

Aviation safety is improved and flight risks are reduced for airspace users accessing uncontrolled runway and helipad locations.

Key Features

StarCaster RWAS was designed to provide
a remote weather advisory service for
airspace users accessing remote
uncontrolled runway and helipad locations.

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HIGH PERFORMANCE AND QUALITY

Compared to other automated solutions, such as a micro AWOS, StarCaster RWAS provides superior audio quality, as well as remote monitoring and briefing capabalities.

COMPLETE VHF SOLUTION

The complete StarCaster RWAS solution
includes the required weather sensor and VHF transmitter hardware components.

EXTERNAL INTERFACE(S)

StarCaster RWAS supports connecting to an existing weather sensor or optionally a remote sensor using satellite and cloud services.

SYSTEM MONITORING

The optional monitoring workstation
position provides user functionality to
monitor system diagnostics from either an onsite or remote location.

CLEAR, NATURAL VOICE

Exclusive Text-to-Speech (TTS) technology generates the most natural sounding voice with unrivalled clarity.

MULTIPLE LANGUAGES

Produces RWAS broadcasts in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish with other languages available upon request.

RWAS DATASHEET

Learn about the technical characteristics
of StarCaster® RWAS

AUDIO SAMPLES

Listen to samples of
StarCaster® in multiple languages

Contact us

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Get in touch

Address:

212 – 1001 Cloverdale Avenue
Victoria, British Columbia V8X 4C9 Canada

Hours:

Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm.
(Pacific Standard Time) (GMT -8).

Phone:

1 250-477-0544

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