The TriSonica Sphere was engineered from inception to deliver more precise vertical wind measurements coupled with fast sampling rates (up to 100 Hz) making it ideal for UAS-based atmospheric flux and turbulence research, including eddy covariance studies.
The TriSonica Sphere’s unique spherical implementation (U.S. Patent 11,268,974) dramatically reduces the effects of wind shadowing and increases the accuracy of vertical wind measurements.
Looking for a 3D Wind and Weather Sensor?
Look no further than the TriSonica Mini Wind and Weather Sensor, the world’s smallest and lightest 3D ultrasonic anemometer. Compact, light, and efficient, the TriSonica Mini is a highly accurate tool for atmospheric monitoring, weather reporting, and ecosystem research. Even with its small size it provides wind speed, direction, temperature, humidity, pressure, tilt, and compass data.
The World’s Smallest and Lightest 3D Sonic Anemometer
The TriSonica Mini Wind & Weather Sensor is a compact (measurement path of just 35 mm), lightweight (less than 50 grams), low velocity anemometer. It is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, yet it is a powerful and highly accurate mobile sensing system engineered for atmospheric monitoring, weather reporting, and ecosystem research.
Its size and featherweight profile make it perfect for uncrewed aerial systems (UAS), while the fact that it has no moving parts, thus eliminating maintenance issues, enables it to be stationed on fixed or portable towers for real-time 3-dimensional air flow measurements.
Say goodbye to cumbersome and bulky cup-and-vane anemometers, and hello to the TriSonica Mini Wind & Weather Sensor.
The TriSonica Mini can fit in your hand, measuring only 9.1cm x 9.1cm x 5.2cm.
The TriSonica Mini is very light, weighing just 50 grams; about the weight of a golf ball.
The TriSonica Mini is highly energy efficient, drawing only 5-32 VDC @ 30mA power.
No Moving Parts
This enables it to be stationed on fixed or portable towers for worry-free, real-time air flow measurements.
For me, size and weight are key attributes. The TriSonica Mini is small, easy to put on the sUAS and it doesn’t really take much power. I can always add more instruments to my payload, especially if they all weigh nothing and they don’t take up any space.
How are TriSonica Sonic Anemometers being used?
We engineered the TriSonica sonics to sense wind movements in three dimensions (Tri) using ultrasonic acoustic wave pulses (Sonica); thus its name, TriSonica. People immediately perceived the advantages this new product represented over bulky and cumbersome cup-and-vane anemometers. Its size, weight, power requirements, and lack of moving parts made it ideal for a variety of mobile sensing applications.
Trace Gas Research
Los Alamos National Laboratory researches how to locate, quantify, and characterize methane leaks from oil & gas infrastructure.
Find out how Alex Clark of Engenius Micro employs the TriSonica™ Mini to determine optical turbulence and boundary layers.
Boundary Layer Studies
A solar eclipse provides a unique opportunity to observe atmospheric turbulence to an approximate step change in solar radiation.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's use of UAS to improve predictions of the North American Monsoons.
Wildfire Atmospheric Research
San Jose State University is a leader in Wildfire Atmospheric Research using unmanned aircraft.
Learn how Linköping University developed a high precision CH4 (methane) sensor for UAS applications.
Naval Wind Studies
The US Naval Academy tests Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), known as octocopters, equipped with the TriSonica™ Mini.
Wind Turbine Monitoring
Discover how FlexSCADA integrated the TriSonica™ Mini with their own technology to monitor off-grid wind and weather data.
Tethered Air Blimps
The TriSonica Mini's accuracy and cost were key in its selection for the University of Guelph's atmospheric research studies using blimps.
Gas Leak Detection
ABB uses drones equipped with TriSonica Mini sensors to enable the world's fastest, most sensitive UAV gas leak detection system.
Sonic Flow Probes
Streamwise GmbH’s ProCap 3D ultrasonic flow probe lets users scan and paint low velocity flow fields in real-time.
The TriSonica Mini is ideal for weather monitoring applications including micrometeorology and atmospheric profiling.
TriSonica™ Mini Explained
Watch this informative video to learn more about the basics behind the TriSonica Mini Wind and Weather Sensor.
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