ARMAS iOS App v3.1 Released by Apple
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. Space Environment Technologies announced the release of its next version of the Automated Radiation Measurements for Aerospace Safety (ARMAS) iOS app v3.1 in the Apple Store. This popular app, released in record time by Apple, provides all the real-time space weather information that affects the radiation environment at aviation altitudes.
In addition to general bug fixes, new updates include new functionality for controlling an ARMAS FM7 device where app recognizes a nearby FM7 and automatically connects. In addition, new SET server facilities have been added that speed up the app link for data access on requested flights.
The ARMAS iOS app supports six user groups with radiation exposure information. These groups include vehicle owners with an ARMAS FM7 instrument as well as pilots and crew, business flyers and high mileage frequent flyers who do not use the FM7. The interested public in space weather seeking information related to radiation exposure and the curious user not familiar with the radiation environment in an aircraft or space vehicle are also user groups. The ARMAS iOS app is available at the Apple App store as a free download. Upgrades are managed within the app itself.
The ARMAS program for flight instrumentation, modeling and public information/education related to radiation was developed with NASA funding. ARMAS is considered the ‘gold-standard’ in real-time radiation monitoring and awareness used by professional pilots, business travelers, and commercial space tourists. It provides accurate, real-time radiation monitoring along with radiation and space weather awareness for the global airspace up to 100 km altitude.
The ARMAS iOS app v3.1 is part of this program and performs two tasks:
- it pairs with and controls the 7th generation ARMAS Flight Module (FM7) radiation detector (purchased separately) to provide the highest quality, real-time dose and dose rates in aircraft and suborbital vehicles. It is sensitive to radiation from all sources including heavy ions, alphas, protons, neutrons, electrons, and gamma-rays; and
- it provides radiation awareness by hosting real-time space weather data coming from dozens of ground- and space-based systems that report all the information relevant to radiation processes without requiring a purchase of the FM7.