05 Dec 2020

ISRO has identified the Institute as one of the 28 locations in the country to establish its MBLM

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has identified the Institute as one of the28 locations in the country to establish its Mini Boundary Layer Mast (MBLM) Centre.The system uses advanced high resolution sensors to  measure  ambient  temperature,  relative  humidity  and wind vector at three different levels at 4.0 m, 8.0 m and 14.9 m. In addition to this it will measure rainfall (using a tipping bucket having resolution of 0.5 mm), net incoming solar  radiation  in  long  wave  and  short  wave  range, atmospheric pressure, soil temperature at seven levels and soil moisture at six levels.

All the data are collected at one second resolution and averaged for every four minutes. The averaged data is sent to a receiving station at ISRO HQ, Bangalore via SMS using a GSM mobile connection.Vice-Chancellor of JNTUH has inaugurated the centre on 4th Aug.2011