WindSonic™ Ultrasonic Wind Sensor

Description

The Gill WindSonic is a genuine low cost alternative to conventional cup and vane or propeller wind sensors, with all of the advantages of solid-state ultrasonic technology. With no moving parts to jam, break or wear out, this ultrasonic wind sensor is ideal for use in harsh weather conditions.

WindSonic is a 2-axis ultrasonic wind sensor, providing wind speed and direction data via one serial or two analogue outputs. To confirm correct operation, wind sensor outputs are transmitted together with an instrumentation status code.

WindSonic has been designed as a lightweight (0.5kg) and robust ultrasonic wind sensor, with a corrosion-free polycarbonate construction. With a true solid-state construction, WindSonic can be operated in harsh environmental conditions without fear of damage often associated with fragile cup or propeller wind sensors.

WindSonic is suitable for a wide range of wind monitoring applications, particularly suited to marine & offshore (ships, data buoys) and land based installations. With a corrosion free exterior and no moving parts, this ultrasonic wind sensor eliminates the need for expensive on-site maintenance, particularly in remote locations where access is difficult.

Features

Low-cost 2-axis ultrasonic wind sensor
Solid-state – maintenance-free
0-60m/s wind speed
0-359º wind direction
Corrosion-free polycarbonate exterior
NMEA Output

Specifications

Ultrasonic Output Rate: 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2, 4 Hz
Wind Speed: 0-60 m/s
Wind Direction Range: 0 to 359º (no dead band)
Operating Temperature: -35ºC to +70ºC
Moisture Protection: IP65
External Construction: Luran
Digital Outputs: RS232 / RS422 / RS485 / SDI-12
NMEA Output: Yes
Analogue Outputs: 2 (optional)
Sonic Temperature Output: No

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