Android Smartphone Relevance to Military Weather Applications

Report No. ARL-TR-5793
Authors: David Sauter
Date/Pages: October 2011; 18 pages
Abstract: Mobile computing devices can provide invaluable information to dismounted Soldiers on the battlefield when desktop or laptop computers are not readily available. This report summarizes the usefulness of Android operating system based smartphones for providing weather and weather effects information to the lower echelons. Both connected (to a remote computer) and standalone (not connected) applications (apps) are investigated.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: October 1, 2011