With the knowledge acquired in the integration and installation of weather radars from SIVAM (Amazon Surveillance System), ATMOS developed its own weather radar and installed it in Mogi das Cruzes – SP. It’s a doppler S-Band radar with antenna of 4 meters using magnetron transmitter.
An improved model of this equipment was supplied to the Air Force for installation in São Luís – MA, Brazil. This equipment was updated in 2014-2015, with improvements in pedestal control, data processing system, transmitter and receiver.
The Mobmet is the first X-band weather radar manufactured locally. It is also the first to enter into continuous operation with dual polarization, just as it was the pioneer mounted on mobile platform. It has high precision and high sensitivity for meteorological phenomena, with a monitoring capacity of up to 120 km radius. The double polarization allows the identification of hydrometeor type (rain, hail), as well as greater precision in the measurement of rain intensity.