Hybrid Power System Fuels New Caribbean Weather Radar
The installation of this OTG radar is directly related to the Center’s core research mission, which is to monitor weather in the lower atmosphere to supplement long-range radar systems already in place. The hybrid powertrain is still experimental, but has been successfully tested at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez (UPRM), a CASA partner institution. It also combines CASA’s OTG radar technology with the green energy research conducted at UPR Aguadilla. Now, the newly installed radar needs only to be configured to be fully operational.