Portable Weather Intelligence for the Soldier

Report No. ARL-TR-4502
Authors: David Sauter
Date/Pages: July 2008; 24 pages
Abstract: Enhancements in computer hardware and software technology have allowed the development and porting of advanced environmental effects applications on highly portable lightweight computing devices. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's (ARL) Battlefield Environment Division has developed a number of such products on a personal digital assistant (PDA) for use by individual Soldiers. This technology includes a mobile heat stress calculator, an Artillery meteorological messages application (fielded in fiscal year 2007 (FY07) on the multi-service Centaur PDA), a weather alert, a rules-based weather effects application, and others. Each is discussed in detail.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: July 1, 2008