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Our Core Expertise

Yankee personnel have many years of education and decades of experience experience in research & development, product design, and operations. Some of our expertise includes:


  • Radar Meteorology
  • Satellite Meteorology
  • Numerical Weather Prediction
  • Mesoscale Meteorology
  • Aviation Meteorology
  • Synoptic Meteorology
  • Upper Air Systems (Radiosondes, Dropsondes, Tetheredsondes)

Electronic Design  

  • Precision analog instrumentation
  • Digital and embedded systems design
  • High speed analog signal acquisition and processing
  • Digital CCD imaging
  • High reliability systems design
  • Real time control systems
  • Circuit simulation
  • RF telemetry for dropsonde/radiosonde systems

Mechanical Design

  • Mechanical system design of complex systems
  • Thermal and stress finite element analysis
  • Mechanical finite element stress analysis
  • Environmental hardening and testing
  • Gas physics and fluids
  • Generalized control theory

Software Design

  • Digital image processing and analysis software
  • Embedded system software
  • Distributed system design
  • User interface design
  • Fault tolerant system design
  • Relational database design and integration
  • Multi-platform network management and TCP/IP security


  • Atmospheric optical modeling for LIDAR and radiometry
  • Design of optical sensors for on line process water vapor measurement, acousto-optic spectrometry, and trace gas analysis
  • Spectrometer system design
  • Radiometer design
  • LIDAR system design
  • Angular, spectral linearity and absolute laboratory characterization of advanced optical radiometric and imaging systems

Our R&D team's sensor prototype design efforts are supported by a suite of state-of-the-art analytical design tools. Examples include:

  • Optical ray trace programs
    • TracePro
    • Beam IV

    • LIDAR-PC

  • Computer aided mechanical design (CAD)

    • SolidWorks
    • Ashlar Vellum
    • Finite Element Analysis using COSMOS/Works, ALGOR, ANSYS
  • Computer aided electronic design (CAE)
    • Electronics Workbench/Multisim
    • SPICE
    • FPGA/PLD Desigg tools
  • Computational and Simulation Software
    • Igor PRO
    • LabView
    • IDL
    • VIS SIM
    • C/Pascal/C++/FORTH/Assembly
  • Atmospheric propagation codes
    • PC-MODWIN 
    • HITRAN

Other advanced design tools have been developed in-house, greatly enhancing our sensor and system design capabilities.



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