ROMIS – short for Roadside Meteorological Information System – provides an easily installed and operated weather station dedicated to roadside operation. The system is based on a high quality meteorological sensor which measures wind speed and direction, relative humidity, dew point, temperature, barometric pressure and (optionally) solar radiation. The weather station operates stand-alone, powered by a battery which is charged by means of a solar panel or, if necessary, a small windmill. The data is transferred to a back-end server system by means of LoRaWan or 3G/4G data communication technologies. This means that the system does not require any existing power or data communication infrastructure. The basic system can be extended with a smog detector, an air quality sniffer and a radar system for speed measurements. A user-friendly but nevertheless extended web application visualizes the measured data, provides a rich set of alarms. The web application also allows to publish the data as a set of CEN standardized DATEX II messages. It is possible to customize the system to support your specific needs.

A temporary ROMIS demo setup

A temporary ROMIS demo setup

Suitable use cases for ROMIS are:

  • Temporary or ad hoc roadside weather monitoring on primary, secondary or local roads
  • Detection of wind gusts and wind speeds on or near bridges or other large road infrastructures
  • Smog and air quality monitoring during limited and vulnerable periods of time, for instance wintertime
  • Traffic counting and speed monitoring during road works

Possible measurements include:

  • Wind speed and direction
  • Air humidity
  • Atmospheric pressure
  • Air temperature
  • Smog (particles) detector
  • Air quality sniffer
  • Speed radar
  • Road surface temperature

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