Weather observation via stratospheric platform stations

Dimov Stojce Ilcev, Sihle Sicelo Sibiya

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Deployment of space remote sensing and weather observations network based on High Altitude Platforms (HAP) of airships or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) of aircraft has gained a significant momentum through several initiatives where space vehicles and telecommunications payloads have been researched and adopted [10, 11, 12]. This initiative is resulting in more efficient and more cost effective solutions of proposed stratospheric platforms for Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) applications. In this paper is introduced and proposed possibility of special HAP implementation as an alternative to the current satellite systems or as a complementary fast-evolving technology to improve weather observation system especially in developing countries. The advantages of HAP in relation to the weather observation, proposals of an observation framework for weather observation via HAP and its modern requirements are taken into consideration and are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IST-Africa Conference, IST-Africa 2015
EditorsPaul Cunningham, Miriam Cunningham
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781905824519
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventIST-Africa Conference, IST-Africa 2015 - Lilongwe, Malawi
Duration: 6 May 20158 May 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IST-Africa Conference, IST-Africa 2015


ConferenceIST-Africa Conference, IST-Africa 2015


  • Backhaul Network
  • GEO
  • HPA Airship
  • LEO
  • PEO
  • UAV Aircraft
  • Weather Observation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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