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  Wind and Weather Sensor

 

 

Specs

Size: 9.1cm x 9.1cm x 5.2cm

Measurement Path: 35mm

Weight: 50 Grams

Power: 5-32VDC@320mW

Digital Output Flat Base: RS-232

Digital Output Pipe Mount: RS-232, RS-422, UART-3V

Data Output Rate: 1Hz, 2Hz, 5Hz, 10Hz, 20Hz, 40Hz

Ultrasonic Operating Frequency: 60kHz

Wind Speed

Range: 0-50 m/s

Resolution: 0.01 m/s

Accuracy (0-10 m/s): ±0.2 m/s

Accuracy (11-30 m/s): ±2% m/s

Accuracy (31-50 m/s): ±4% m/s

Wind Direction

Range (u/v): 0-359°

Range (w): ±15°

Resolution:

Accuracy: ±1°

Temperature

Range: -20°C to 72°C

Resolution: 0.01°C

Accuracy: ±2.0°C

Humidity Sensor

Range: 0-100% RH

Resolution: 0.10%

Accuracy: ±3%

Pressure Sensor

Range: 50-115 kPa

Resolution: 0.1 kPa

Accuracy: 1.0 kPa

3D Accelerometer

Range (u, v, w): ±2g

Tilt (Pitch, Roll): ±90°

Magnetometer

Range (u, v, w): ±50 Gauss

Heading Accuracy: ±5°

Dew Point Calculation

Derived from Temperature and Humidity values.

Air Density Calculation

Derived from Speed of Sound and Pressure.

Wind Flux Sensor

 
Specs

Size: 10.2 cm x 10.2 cm x 24.9 cm

Measurement Path: 60mm

Weight: 225 Grams

Power: 5-32V@500mW

Digital Output: RS-232, RS-422, UART-3V

Data Output Rate: 1Hz, 2Hz, 5Hz, 10Hz, 20Hz, 25Hz, 50Hz, 100Hz

Ultrasonic Operating Frequency: 60kHz

Wind Speed

Range: 0-50 m/s

Resolution: 0.01 m/s

Accuracy (0-10 m/s): ±0.1 m/s

Accuracy (11-30 m/s): ±1% m/s

Accuracy (31-50 m/s): ±2% m/s

Wind Direction

Range (u/v): 0-359°

Range (w): ±60°

Resolution:

Accuracy: ±1°

Temperature

Range: -20°C to 72°C

Resolution: 0.01°C

Accuracy: ±2.0°C

Humidity Sensor

Range: N/A

Resolution: N/A

Accuracy: N/A

Pressure Sensor

Range: N/A

Resolution: N/A

Accuracy: N/A

3D Accelerometer

Range (u, v, w): ±2g

Tilt (Pitch, Roll): ±90°

Magnetometer

Range (u, v, w): N/A

Heading Accuracy: N/A

Dew Point Calculation

N/A

Air Density Calculation

N/A

“Honestly, among all of the sensors that we used, the TriSonica Mini was the easiest to integrate, even though it was the most sophisticated, as far as functionality.”
William Villers

VP Engineering, TEN TECH LLC

Size, Weight, and Power Optimized

The TriSonica Mini and the TriSonica Sphere are both SWaP-optimized making these sensors ideal for UAS-based atmospheric research studies.

Compact

The TriSonica Mini can fit in your hand, measuring only 9.1cm x 9.1cm x 5.2cm. The TriSonica Sphere measures 10.2cm x 10.2cm x 24.9cm

Lightweight

The TriSonica Mini is very light, weighing just 50 grams; about the weight of a golf ball. At 225 grams, the TriSonica Sphere is the lightest flux sensor.

Efficient

The TriSonica Mini is highly energy efficient, drawing only 5-36 VDC @ 350 mW power. The TriSonica Sphere operates at 5-36 V @ 500 mW.

No Moving Parts

This enables any of our 3D Sonics to be stationed on fixed or portable towers for worry-free, real-time air flow measurements.
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 tool engineered for atmospheric monitoring, weather reporting, and ecosystem research. Its size and featherweight profile make it perfect for unmanned 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. Even with its small size it provides wind speed, direction, temperature, humidity, pressure, tilt, and compass data. The TriSonica™ Mini Wind & Weather Sensor can also provide measurements of all three dimensions of air flow. The open path provides the least possible distortion of the wind field. Four measurement paths provide a redundant measurement. The path with the most distortion is removed from the calculations to provide accurate wind measurements. Further, data output can be customized to user requirements. Available with a pipe-mount base accommodating any 1/2” DN15 Schedule 10 pipe. To further protect components and streamline your installation, wiring runs through the interior of the pipe when using this configuration.  

The TriSonica™ Sphere Wind Flux Sensor is the 3D Sonic ideal for UAS-based atmospheric flux studies. With its more precise vertical wind measurements and its faster sampling rates (up to 100 Hz), the TriSonica Sphere was engineered specifically for atmospheric flux and turbulence research, including Eddy Covariance studies. The TriSonica Sphere’s unique spherical design (U.S. Patent No.: 11,268,974) dramatically reduces shadow correction while increasing the accuracy of vertical wind measurements. Its all aluminum construction enhances the devices’ durability while maintaining its SWaP (Size, Weight, and Power) advantage over competitive sensors. This makes the TriSonica Sphere ideal for UAS/UAV deployments. The TriSonica Spheres’ design and open path geometry enables it to effectively and accurately capture measurements of all three dimensions (U, V and W) of air flow with the least possible distortion of the wind field, especially vertical turbulences. It should be noted that the TriSonica Sphere does not include sensors for humidity, temperature, or compass direction, but will measure tilt. The TriSonica Mini and TriSonica Sphere were specifically engineered for use on BlueHalo’s Atmospheric Characterization Weather Payload (WP-V3 ACP), providing a complete, customizable meteorological sensor suite that can easily be mounted on a variety of UAS platforms.

“There were a lot of ways, and a lot of things that could go wrong…in a very complex, multi-vehicle type operation with many concerns, this sensor was not one of them.”
Dr. Kevin Adkins

Associate Professor, College of Aviation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Anemoment Data Logger 422

 

LEFT: DL422-B (Board-only); RIGHT: DL422-E2 (in weather-tight IP67 rated enclosure supporting 2 TriSonica sensors)

 

A Fully Integrated Storage Solution

With its 4 serial instrument ports, 2 analog inputs, and 2 digital inputs, the Anemoment Data Logger 422 (DL422) provides a fully integrated solution for your TriSonica 3D Sensors. Gone are the days of hacking together a solution using multiple PCBs from various vendors to match voltage levels and power requirements for integrating TriSonica Sensors into your platforms. The Data Logger 422 operating voltage range operates from a simple AC power adapter, a UAS/UAV battery, or a solar/wind charged battery system. The DL422 stores data locally on a MicroSD card or can transmit the data over a serial data link.

The DL422 can easily be integrated via standardized connectors to support 3rd party radios, GPS, and batteries (UN38.3 certified). For extreme conditions, the Data Logger 422 can be incorporated in a weather-tight IP-67 enclosure making it suitable for remote deployments in challenging environments.

The DL422 is available in four options:

    • DL422-B (no enclosure, board only) –  Includes one 12-pin internal cable to connect to any TriSonica sensor, one 6-pin internal cable with additional cable-side connector to connect to 3rd party equipment (radio, GPS, etc.) Ships with both a 12-pin internal cable and a 6-pin internal cable w/cable-side connector.
    • DL422-E1 (in IP-67 enclosure) –  Includes SINGLE TriSonica sensor connection, two 6-pin cable-side connectors to connect to 3rd party equipment (radio or GPS), one 3-pin cable-side connector for power.
    • DL422-E2 (in IP-67 enclosure) –  Includes DOUBLE TriSonica sensor connection, two 6-pin cable-side connectors to connect to 3rd party equipment (radio or GPS), one 3-pin cable-side connector for power.
    • DL422-E4 (in IP-67 enclosure) –  Includes QUADRUPLE TriSonica sensor connection, four 6-pin cable-side connectors to connect to 3rd party equipment (radio or GPS), one 3-pin cable-side connector for power.

 

Specifications
4x Serial Instrument Ports

UART-TTL or EIA232 Voltage Level

Adjustable Baud Rate and Parity

12V Output to Power TriSonica Sensors

Trigger Output to Synchronize Multiple Sensors

2x Analog Inputs

Analog Output 0 to 6V with Programmable Gain from 0.5x to 8x

Software Slope and Offset Calculations

2x Digital Inputs

Solder Jumper Configurable as 5V (default) or 3.3V

Serial Output

UART-TTL or EIA232

Micro SD Card Storage

Adjustable Storage File Size (card-specific)

User-Defined Directory and Filename

Power Input (USB or External)

PC Connection Can Power Board For Configuration or Lab Use

Power Input is Screw Terminal For Up To 16-Guage AWG Wire

VIN Range From 7V to 60V

Weather-Tight IP67 Enclosure Option

All External Connections ESD Protected

Supports Single, Dual, or Quad Instrument Deployments

Mounts In a SERPAC WM032RI Enclosure

Flexible Data Sampling

Adjustable Sampling Rates

Maximum Scan Rate Is 100Hz

User-Definable Response For Missing Data

Real-Time Clock

Complete With Time Tagging Option

Compact Form Factor

3.08″ x 2.88″ x 0.5″ (Board Only)

5.5″ x 3.75″ x 1.65″ (Weather-Tight Enclosure)

 

Size, Weight, and Power Optimized

The TriSonica Mini and the TriSonica Sphere are both SWaP-optimized making these sensors ideal for UAS-based atmospheric research studies.

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