At Atlantify we have developed a product that notifies you about weather conditions that can harm your harvest.
To get the best result, we combined the needs of agribusiness, integrated with various weather sources, and used our expertise in cloud, software, and hardware.
Owners of Anti-Hail Cannons, registered in our platform, can monitor the movement of dangerous clouds, that can cause hail, in real-time. They can use this information to make informed decisions when to activate their cannons to protect their crop, but also optimize the cost of fuel for the cannons. The platform informs the owner if a cloud is dangerously close to its property. The system also provides the option to trigger or stop the cannons automatically based on predefined conditions such as day of the week and time of day.
Our platform retrieves public data from the local Executive Agency - Hail Suppression. The data provides location and classification of detected vie Doppler radars clouds at a height of 2.5km. Clouds with reflectivity above 45 dBZ are considered dangerous. Based on criteria predefined by experts, our system analyzes the public data and sends notifications to registered owners of ultrasonic cannon for hail suppression.
Each registered anti-hail cannon, have predefined warning and activation range. If a cloud, classified as dangerous, is detected crossing the warning range, the system will send a warning SMS to the owner. If the cloud crosses the activation range of the cannon, the system will automatically activate it or will send an SMS to the owner to manually activated it, depending on predefined preferences.
The Hail Cannon is a shock wave generator used to disrupt the formation of hailstones in their growing phase. An explosive charge of acetylene gas & air is fired in the lower chamber of the machine. As the resulting energy passes through the neck & into the cone it develops into a force that becomes a shockwave. This shockwave, clearly audible as a large whistling sound, then travels at the speed of sound into & through the cloud formations above, disrupting the growth phase of the hailstones.
Data from the agency comes into the platform in the form of raster images. The system analyzes them and detects all pixels classified as dangerous. The coordinates of all dangerous pixels are matched against the ranges of all registered cannons and the system marks all falling within one of the ranges.Next
The agency visualizes the classification of the degree of danger of clouds through different colors. In our platform, each color is associated with a weight. If the sum of the weights of all points within the range of a cannon is above a predefined minimum limit, the system takes action.Next
All received and processed data in the platform, as well as all actions triggered by the system, are kept in a detailed log. In this way, if problems occurred, it is easy to trace their origin. It is also useful for analyze of the the behavior of the clouds. In this way, the platform can easily be improved by reconfiguration.Contact us