Accurate weather forecasting

The conceptThe project

Nefocast presented to the Tuscany Regional Authority and MIUR

The Nefocast project was presented in Firenze on 22 November 2017, at the Teatro della Compagnia theatre, where the Tuscany Region had organized a workshop entitled "Research goes onto the stage: policies in action". 12 projects from the following four application...

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The concept

The concept underpinning the project is the fact that each Smart LNB terminal must first perform a power analysis to be used during transmission, in order to properly transmit its signal. This analysis takes into account various factors, including the power of the signal received from the satellite.

The attenuation of the signal is due to many factors, but at the frequencies used by the Smart LNB terminals this attenuation is mainly due to precipitation.

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The project

The aim of the project is to build an integrated technological platform that makes it possible to obtain rain fields based on the signal attenuation maps

The project objectives are to design and implement a prototype of an integrated technological platform that can analyze the information provided by the Smart LNB, integrate it with other measurement systems (eg rain gauges) in order to improve the precision of the measurements and the accuracy of the results.

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The Workgroup

The project activities will be carried out by a consortium comprised of companies and research organizations (OR), already operating in Tuscany:

  • M.B.I. srl, the company leading the project,
  • PRO.GE.COM. srl, partner company,
  • University of Pisa, Department of Information Engineering (OR),
  • National Inter-university Telecommunications Consortium, RaSS Laboratory (OR),
  • Institute of Biometeorology of the National Research Council (OR).

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