Ultrasonic Wind Sensors and Weather Stations for UAV Launch Sites
Successful Launch and Landing
Accurate observation and measurement of surface wind at UAV sites is essential to ensure correct and successful launch and landings.
Because the size and design of UAV's varies greatly, knowing the surface wind conditions is critical to ensure control of the UAV is maintained. Any deviation from the planned flight path can pose a safety risk to ground crew and could result in serious damage to or total loss of the aircraft.
Recommended Weather Instruments for UAV Launch Lites...
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)
WindSonic M has a hard-anodized aluminium alloy construction and optional heating system extending the operational temperature range. This rugged product is particularly suited to extreme environments.
Max Wind Speed 60m/s (134mph) Construction Aluminium Heated Option Yes Operating Temperature -40°C to +70°C with heating Weight 0.9kg (31.7 ounces)
MetPak is a compact, multi-sensor weather station. Monitored parameters include: Wind Speed & Direction; Air Temperature; Relative Humidity; Barometric Pressure and Dew Point.
Max Wind Speed 60m/s (135mph) Construction UV stabilised white thermoplastic Operating Temperature -35°C to +70°C Weight 0.6kg (including 10m cable)