With this new equipment, our customer now owns a multifunctional container to prepare its radio sounding operations and measurement campaigns thanks to the integration of an ozone laboratory and a mechanical workshop.
This 20-feet container was created for the CNES and comes in addition with two shelters, already conceived and manufactured by Toutenkamion in 2012: a meteorological station and an operational piloting center to release stratospheric measurement balloons.
As some measurement sites lack suitable infrastructures, this shelter has been designed to support them. It is conceived to be easily deployed overseas in order to carry out surveys and withstand extreme conditions, from Canada to Australia. Therefore, it can be implanted in both hot and cold areas of the world. To make it possible, a maritime container base has been insulated and equipped with our polyester panels which offer a good isolation but also great integration capacities and very good long-term mechanical resistance.
Thanks to its layout, this shelter offers two different workstations with their own access. This configuration offers a large storage volume allowing the container to be filled to capacity for expedition. Hence, it is possible to reduce the transport costs with an optimised load.
Composed of two separate areas of equal sizes, this container is very versatile. Once installed, it comes from a transport and storage tool to a comfortable and sturdy work area, suitable for each space activities.
A real mobile laboratory set up for the preparation of ozone probes
The mobile laboratory, also called “ozone space”, is used for the preparation of ozone probes and meteorological radio sounding. It thus enables daily launches of meteorological radiosondes through the calibration, monitoring and recording of data measured during the flight.
And a versatile and functional workshop
The mechanical space comes as a complement to facilitate the work of the mechanics. Equipped with a workbench and shelves, it is used for mechanical, electrical and maintenance work to complement the laboratory.