Ship Navigation

Ultrasonic Wind Sensors for Ship Navigation and Control

Increased Safety

Regulations require that ships record weather data including wind speed, with the data displayed continuously on the ship bridge. The ship's captain is able to use this data to navigate around storms, increasing safety for passengers and crew.

Improved Quality of service

Typically cruise ships will use wind data (amongst other data) to implement course corrections in order to find better weather. This ensures that passengers are able to use all of the ship's entertainment functions and have a better experience while on board.

Recommended wind sensor for ships navigation...

  • WindSonic

    The Gill WindSonic is a low-cost 2-axis ultrasonic anemometer, providing wind speed (0-60m/s) and direction data in a robust housing. This anemometer has no moving parts, offering maintenance-free operation in a wide range of applications.

    Max Wind Speed 60m/s (134mph)
    Construction Luran
    Heated Option No
    Operating Temperature -35°C to +70°C
    Weight 0.5kg (17.7 ounces)
  • WindObserver 65

    The Gill WindObserver 65 is a precision industrial anemometer, offering wind speed (0-65m/s) and direction data in a robust stainless-steel construction. WindObserver 65 has an optional heating system and is available with a range of mounting and connection options.

    Max Wind Speed 70m/s (156mph)
    Construction Stainless-steel
    Heated Option Yes
    Operating Temperature -55°C to +70°C
    Weight 1.3kg (with connector)
    1.7kg (with 2m cable)