The Scintec windRASS Extension upgrades the Sodar models SFAS or MFAS to work in radio-acoustic mode for precise measurements of both wind and temperature. This differs from conventional RASS where radio-acoustic sounding is used for temperature measurements only. It is also the first wind and temperature profiler that works anywhere and anytime, being completely insensitive to ground clutter, noise and weather conditions.
With windRASS, acoustic and electro-magnetic beams are emitted in vertical and tilted directions. The electromagnetic waves are backscattered at the acoustic waves and a Doppler analysis is performed. Wind and temperature are derived via their influence on the speed of sound. windRASS is immune to ground clutter and ambient noise, making it a perfect solution for urban or industrial environments. Since windRASS does not depend on the existence of atmospheric turbulence, it operates at full performance in the marine boundary layer (coastal sites), foggy conditions or calm nights, each characterized by low turbulence levels. In addition, windRASS is not compromised by precipitation.
The Extended-Sweep Inversion technique (ESI) used in the Scintec windRASS Extension significantly increases the signal-to-noise ratio and allows for measurement ranges far wider than those of traditional RASS systems. The windRASS is operated using APRun with a flexible configurability, extensive graphical display and output options, robust quality control features, various statistical analysis tools and reliable remote access support.
For operation of a RASS RAE1, RAE2 or windRASS Extension with AC power.
This power adapter allows for DC operation of RASS RAE1 or windRASS.
This upgrade permits to later install a RASS Interface into an existing SFAS Signal Processing Unit that was originally produced without RASS Interface.
This upgrade permits to later install a RASS Interface into an existing MFAS Signal Processing Unit that was originally produced without RASS Interface.
SFAS is a high-performance acoustic Wind Profiler with a compact and lightweight design, which provides the highest spatial resolution among the FAS series.
MFAS is a versatile acoustic Wind Profiler which combines the both advantages of an excellent portability and a high detection range.
for SFAS, MFAS, XFAS
The Scintec RAE2 RASS Extension upgrades any Sodar models (SFAS, MFAS or XFAS) to allow precise measurements of temperature profiles in the atmospheric boundary layer.
AWAIRE Aviation is a hardware, software and service package which is designed to provide the most complete, accurate and reliable information about upper winds and temperatures and to bring this to airport controllers, managers, meteorologists and pilots. AWAIRE Aviation uses a variety of the most advanced sensing technologies to continuously measure all relevant wind, temperature and turbulence parameters in the area of the departure and climb paths with high distance resolution, precisely and in near real-time. This includes wind speed and direction relative to the airplane as well as both, turbulence (EDR), vertical wind shear and density altitude.