RASS Extension for LAP®8000

This RASS Extension adds the capability for measuring temperature profiles to a LAP®8000 Radar Wind Profiler.

Features
maximum height 2.5 km above the ground
4 acoustic sources with 1.5 m diameter each
acoustic enclosures for noise reduction
audio amplifier with power-efficient class D operation
suitable for airport applications
reliable operation with precipitation
lifetime calibration-free

Specifications
Parameter
Specification
Audio frequency
0.8 to 1.1 kHz
Antenna type
Parabolic reflector
Acoustic antenna aperture diameter
1.5 m
Minimum height
200 m
Dependent on pulse width.
Maximum height
1 to 2.5 km
Dependent on pulse width and meteorological conditions.
Height resolution
60 to 250 m
Configurable via software. Defined by pulse width.
Temperature accuracy
< 1°
Averaging time
3 to 60 min
Configurable via software. Typically 10 to 60 min. Running averages supported with update intervals down to 1 min.
Output data
Virtual temperature, temperature inversion identifier.
Data displays
Time vs. height color plots, profile plots, time series plots, tabular displays.
File formats
Supported output file formats include standard ASCII formats, NetCDF, WMO BUFR, NOAA RASS, LAP-XM compatible, Avimet XML, user-defined formats.
Other and customized output file formats available on request.
Operating conditions for outdoor components
Temperature: -40 to 50 °C.
Relative humidity: 0 to 100 %.
Operating conditions for indoor components
Temperature: 10 to 35 °C.
Relative humidity: 0 to 80 %, non-condensing.
Power requirements
AC power input: 100 to 240 V, 50 to 60 Hz, single-phase, 500 W.
Average power consumption: typically 40 to 70 W.
Related Products
Radar Wind Profiler LAP®8000

This model operates on a lower radio frequency and achieves the highest measurement range.