The Ultima system integrates,
processes, and handles WAFS / ISCS & SADIS WMO formatted data
including Alphanumerical, GRIB, T4 and BUFR data and performs all
the usual weather workstation features. In addition, it integrates
and handles meteorological images such as satellite and radar
images. The system is to be operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a
year and based on a multitasking Operating System to perform real
time reception, processing and displaying features
Interfaces with SADIS and ISCS WAFS
Handles Bulletins, T4 Charts, BUFR, GRIB,
and imagery data.
Simultaneous reception, display and print
Selective reception of user defined
Alert Message for user-specified
Aviation Weather and Terminal Forecasts.
Display vertical Cross Section along a
Data on geographical map background.
Distribution of products to other systems
via LAN or serial interface.
Graphical User Interface (GUI)
ULTIMA runs on Linux multitasking Operating System and provides a
Graphical User Interface. This allows the simultaneous reception,
display and printing of products, while at the same time, providing
the user with an intuitive Graphical Interface to manipulate them.
Selection & Identification of products
ULTIMA selects weather products using the WMO product header. By
editing a Product Selection Table, you may specify the list of
products to be accepted by your unit and those to be printed,
archived or those for which an alert is to be generated. You can
also select any user’s script to be executed on a specified product.
Aviation Weather & Terminal Forecasts
Report types TAF, METAR and SIGMET are retrieved, decoded and
displayed in tabular and graphical formats. Decoded data can be
compared against a specified condition to extract only the reports
meeting that specified condition (e.g. visibility less than five
miles). In addition, decoders for UA and FT type reports can be
provided. Pattern matching can also be defined and applied to the
database to generate warnings.
GRIB Data Display
Fields decoded from GRIB data may be displayed on a map
background as raw data, contours, filed wind barbs or arrows in
various colours and line styles. Vertical cross-section display and
plotting from GRIB data are
BUFR Data Display
The BUFR data are received and decoded to reproduce the T4
equivalent files of significant weather charts. These products are
meant to replace the T4 charts and to allow the user to focus the
charts on the exact area of interest. All required projections,
zooms and weather symbols are supported.
Decoded data on a Map background
Decoded data may be displayed on map background as values or as
station models using international symbols. Analysis of Randomly
Spaced Data is also available.
T4 Charts Viewer
The T4 charts viewer allows the user to display the T4 charts and
perform the basic functions such as zoom, rotate, crop, annotate and
Pilot Friendly Interface
A Pilot Friendly Interface is provided to let a user define a
flight using a subset of flight parameters. The system automatically
generates the weather products required for the flight.
Upper Air Data plotting
SkewT and Hodograph applications are available for UPPERAIR data
display and printing.
Alert Message Notification and Display
The user may define the products for which he wishes to be
notified on reception.
Data received or processed by ULTIMA may be transmitted to other
systems via a TCP/IP based network, FTP through Ethernet or SLIP
link. In addition, ULTIMA can accept data from other networks such
as GTS, AFTN, MDD and many other systems.
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