Out to about miles, our Boltek is surprisingly accurate. What I would like to know, is how to test the antenna? I understand why they’re discontinuing it, but it would be cool if they just updated it to a newer version pcie card to keep costs down. Their other two options are so expensive. Because StrikeStar uses a network of detectors, strokes which appear on CarterLake. These detectors all send their data to a central server where the StrikeStar software developed by Astrogenic Systems triangulates the data and presents the results in near real-time. Therefore, in single antenna lightning detection systems, Nexstorm averages each stroke against a cluster of other strokes that are located towards the same direction, and from that derive a distance to the entire storm cell.
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Related Links Also see: Thunderstorm Ranging and Acquisition, or TRAC for short, is a sub-process in NexStorm that contains all the logic behind computing where thunderstorms are located and analyzing their characteristics.
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Boltek StormTracker PCI – How it works
Beyond that, it can sense direction and intensity but usually gets distance incorrect. StrikeStar has greatly improved precision compared to single sensor systems and its accuracy is comparable to that of the major commercial lightning detection networks for locating areas of thunderstorm activity. The card is not produced any longer. When TRAC has detected what it believes to be a structured thunderstorm system, it will start tracking it until the storm dissipates or the tracking could not be maintained for other reasons.
For each electro-magnetic pulse that occurs i. Therefore, in single antenna lightning detection systems, Nexstorm averages each stroke against a cluster of other strokes that are located towards the same direction, and from that derive a distance to the entire storm cell.
This storm eventually moved into the Omaha area, producing much lightning activity. Please sign-up it’s free to make your clientraw. Out to about miles, our Boltek is surprisingly accurate.
Antenna for Boltek Stormtracker PCI
Real time output from the US-based StrikeStar the World’s only large scale, community based lightning detection network is available on the Weather Underground website.
Boltek stormtracker PCI is being discontinued. Maybe one pair used for the power feed to the antenna, but the power could also use the signal pairs.
This is due in part because we have no stations to our West and because most strokes must be confirmed by another station before being displayed on the network. StormVue is a Java applet, integrated as a part of the NexStorm software. I ended up having to sell my Boltek PCI on ebay awhile back and I think a member here bought it and I’d love to get one again.
While a thunderstorm is being tracked it is also being continuously analyzed. The accuracy of a Boltek detector is determined by many factors – placement of the detector, electromagnetic interference, distance from strokes, storm intensity, etc.
Now it Works again, after six months. Please login or register. To determine the type cloud to ground or cloud to cloudthe software looks at total waveform length, rise times to peak, peak to zero crossing times, etc. These detectors all send their data to a central server where the StrikeStar software developed by Astrogenic Sttorm triangulates the data and presents the tracoer in near real-time.
Accuracy The accuracy of a Boltek detector is determined by many factors – placement of the detector, electromagnetic interference, distance from strokes, storm intensity, etc.
The key factor in reducing interference is to mount the antenna well away from potential noise sources. I upgraded my weather computer and was bummed that the pci card didn’t fit. According to Relko Dimitrijevic with Astrogenic Systems, the highest reported stroke rate to date was slightly over 2, per minute – recorded in Australia in Their other two options are so expensive. There are numerous signatures in a waveform that can tell what type of stroke it was.
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What I would like to know, is how to test the antenna? Did you miss your activation email?