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0 PROBLEM DEFINATION:
To convert the weather information (Text) into standard ATIS voice message by Text to Speech conversion and simultaneous broadcast of voice and digital data. Recovery of voice is done and data is displayed simultaneously in the cockpit

1.1WHAT THIS SYSTEM IS ALL ABOUT?
Automatic Terminal Information System, or ATIS, is a continuous broadcast of recorded uncontrolled information in busier terminal (i.e. airport) areas. ATIS broadcasts contain essential information, such as weather information, which runways are active, available approaches, and any other information required by the pilots. Pilots usually listen to an available ATIS broadcast and simultaneously can read same information displayed at cockpit if necessory before contacting the local control tower, in order to reduce the controllers' workload and relieve frequency congestion. The weather data and recording is updated when there is a significant change in the information, like a change in the air pressure. It is given a letter designation, from the Phonetic Alphabet. When contacting the control tower or ground station, a pilot will indicate he/she has "information" and the ATIS identification letter to let the controller know that the pilot is up to date with all current information. In its simplest form, the ATIS is a continuously played recording of a person reading the message aloud. Because the message needs to be re-recorded at every update (which is several times per hour at least), this is quite cumbersome. Most airports use a more automated system using a speech synthesizer nowadays, where a computer voice speaks the message. Most systems use a female voice, because female voices are often easier to understand when radio reception is less than optimal. Some airports have separate ATIS broadcasts for arriving and departing aircraft, each on its own frequency. This keeps the message brief. Many highcapacity airports employ the use of Digital ATIS (or dATIS). dATIS is a transcribed, digitally transmitted version of the ATIS audio broadcast.

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1BLOCK DIAGRAM: HEAD SET/ SPEAKER RECEIVER VHF RECEIVER (AVIATION BAND) DATA RECEIVER AND DISPLAY WIRELESS COMMUNICATION CONTROL SIGNAL & DATA RS 232 VHF TRANSMITTER (AVIATION BAND) CONTROL SIGNAL MICRONTROLLER BASED CONTROL CIRCUIT AND DATA TRANSMITTER DIGITAL INFORMATION AUDIO RS 232 TRANSMITTER STEREO COMPUTER (TEXT TO SPEECH CONVERSION) [ATIS] Page 2 .4.

1 block diagram 5.Weather Parameters In digital form AUTOMATIC WEATHER STATION (AWS) Measured weather parameters Fig 4.2 POWER SUPPLY: [ATIS] Page 3 .

3 TRANSMITTER: [ATIS] Page 4 .5.

0 5.4 RECEIVER: [ATIS] Page 5 .

START SELECT TIMER MODE & SERIAL COMMUNICATION MODE MAKE Tx BUFFERS ON. Rx BUFFERS OFF & OPTO OFF MONITOR RxD PIN IS ‘A’ RECEIVED ? MAKE Rx BUFFERS ON & OPTO ON SEND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FLOW CHART: TRANSMITTER LETTER ‘B’ TO PC MONITOR RxD PIN IS ‘Y’ RECEIVED ? [ATIS] SEND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT LETTER ‘Z’ TO PC Page 6 .

START NO YES SELECT TIMER MODE & SERIAL COMMUNICATION MODE MAKE LCD READY TO DISPLAY DISPLAY MESSAGE “WAITING” MONITOR RxD PIN NO IS ‘@’ RECEIVED ? YES DISPLAY MESSAGE “CONNECTED” RECEIVER STORE DATA RECEIVED AT RxD IS ‘~’ RECEIVE D? [ATIS] Page 7 DISPLAY WEATHER PARAMETERS & THEIR RESPECTIVE VALUES ONE BY ONE .

NO YES NO YES [ATIS] Page 8 .

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