Wind Monitoring Articles

  • Using the HydraProbe Soil Sensor for Determination of Flood Risk in the New York State Mesonet

    In January 2014, the Department of Homeland Security established the New York State Early Warning Weather Detection System. The centerpiece of the system is the New York State Mesonet, a network of 125 weather stations across the state, with at least one site in every county. Each site measures temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, pressure, radiation, and soil information (provided by ...

  • How a Lufft sensor helps to improve a solar car

    After a successful collaboration between Lufft and the Punch Powertrain Solar Team in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge of 2013 and 2017 (6th and 3rd place), both parties decided to extend the partnership. The World Solar Challenge is a race of 3020km straight through the ...

  • Wind energy in Norway - Icing of wind sensors? Not with the ultrasonic wind sensor VENTUS! - Case Study

    Renewable energy in Norway is getting more and more important! The government has spent the goal that the use of renewable energy should increase strongly over the next years. Wind power plays a major role in this endeavor. Norway is climatically and topographically one of the most interesting locations for wind energy in Europe - but it is barely tapped by now. Our customer, the power company ...

  • Installation of 73 Ice Warning Stations (RWIS) in the Czech Republic - Case Study

    In the Czech Republic we installed with our general partner ChanGroup s.r.o. 73 ice warning systems. The systems usually consist of our ultrasonic wind sensor Ventus-UMB, the radar rain-sensors R2S-UMB, color cameras as well as one active and one passive road sensor (IRS31-UMB and ARS31-UMB). At a few stations you can also find our "all-in-one" weather stations from the WS-family. The pictures ...

  • Weather measurement in extreme conditions - Whistler Mountain - Case Study

    Whistler Blackcomb mountain is a premiere winter resort in British Columbia Canada. Some months ago our subsidiary "LufftUSA" installed the first Ventus-UMB ultrasonic anemometer atop a main ski lift on the Whistler mountain. The first winter storm passed leaving the entire mountain and all mechanical equipment covered in snow and ice... except the Ventus-UMB. The Ventus-UMB continued to give ...

  • Wind measurement with high speed train operations, China - Case Study

    The compact weather stations WS500-UMB and WS600-UMB from Lufft provides reliable wind measurements along high speed rail lines in China. As the trains travel at speeds of up to 400 km/h, wind speed-dependent control of train speeds is essential. For this purpose, wind measurement stations like the WS500-UMB and WS600-UMB are installed at 5 km intervals along the track. Measurement data are ...

  • Meteorological network of weather stations trusts in Lufft sensors in Italy - Case Study

    Between 2009 and beginning of 2010 a huge meteo measurement network with more than 100 stations were build in the north and middle of Italy (Emilia Romagna, Ligurien, Toscana). The aim of the project was the extensively coverage for measurement of all important environmental data such as temperature, humidity, rain fall, wind speed and wind direction. The customer Autostrade per l'Italia ...

  • VENTUS-X-UMB field test in Norway - Case Study

    In a project, launched in January 2016, the Norwegian airport systems integrator Avinor has tested a new VENTUS-UMB model with an enhanced heating power. Two of the new models have run in the field, installed at the most extreme sites in Norway, where they are delivering wind data reliably ever since their installation. One is placed at the top of Kjølen mountain, close to Tromsø ...

  • Lufft supports Belgian Team at World Solar Challenge 2017

    For solar vehicles, the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is considered the most challenging solar race in the world. It leads from Darwin (northern part of Australia) about 3000km to the southern coast of Australia in Adelaide. The race takes place from 8th – 15th October 2017. This year it celebrates it’s 30th anniversary. Teams from all over the world ...

  • Relief for Allergy Sufferers: AQM Stations from Plair Visualize Pollen

    The prevalence of pollen allergy is vast, attaining 25-30% of the population worldwide, and this number continues to grow. Symptoms include rhino-conjunctivitis, asthma and eczema. Plair’s Rapid-E system powered with artificial intelligence provides real-time pollen measurements together with other particle present in the air to ...

  • What are the advantages of ultrasonic wind sensors?

    Whether mechanical, ultrasonic or laser wind measurements: All measuring methods have technical limits. While for mechanical wind sensors the measuring element – cups and vanes – itself predominantly produces a disturbance in the flow field, for ultrasonic anemometers a disturbance can be caused by the sensor holder or housing construction. Only optical methods, e.g. LDA (Laser ...

  • Lufft success stories in greece: Road weather and building automation

    Since 2001 AEVEKO and Lufft form a strong team regarding the sales and installation of environmental as well as traffic weather stations. In the following Nektarios Saroukos reports on his most memorable projects in Greece which were completed in 2016. Tsakona Arch ...

  • Pro`Bat Project with Ultrasonic Wind Sensor

    Sens Of Life, who is an Engineering office, use our ultrasonic wind sensor to develop a new system to reduce bat mortality in wind farms. ProBat’ project is based on the combination of two idea: system of activity prediction and system of activity in real time. For this purpose, Sens Of Life use sensors network throughout Europe. Benefits of ProBat: Efficiency modelable before ...


    By LCJ Capteurs

  • Case study - Weather data for nautical information system

    In Lemwerder, Germany at the Weser River, wind direction and speed are measured and transferred in 60 second intervals via the OTT netDL 1000.  The data is transmitted, wireless, over a distance of 600 meters to the radar tower in Ritzenbuettel, where it is integrated into the ship traffic network - the Authority for Water and Navigation (WSA), Bremen. The WSA is also responsible for ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • The top 3 Lufft blog posts of 2016

    At the start of the New Year we would like to take a look at the blog highlights of the last year: On a Personal Note After the acquisition of Lufft by a new owner in December 2015, our former Managing Director Klaus Hirzel announced the first major change for Lufft last year: The change of management. On 1st of August Klaus Hirzel handed over the reins to Dr. Martin ...

  • ´More Stations. More Data. Better Forecasts.´ – the NYS Mesonet

    “More Stations. More Data. Better Forecasts.” – that’s the slogan of New York State Mesonet. The weather observation network consists of a total of 125 weather stations all over the state of New York and Lufft was selected as one of the vendors to support them in capturing the data. All 125 of the weathers stations have the standard instrumentation suite. Of those 125, 17 ...

  • Using Lidar for WRA Campaigns: Your Questions Answered (Part I)

    In the course of conversations with wind developers new to Lidar technology, a number of questions seem to come up regularly. In this and future blog posts, I will attempt to answer these questions in some detail to benefit others who might be pondering them as well. Two very practical questions have to do with how WINDCUBE® ...


    By NRG Systems

  • Does Ultrasonic Wind Sensor VENTUS-UMB pass extreme tests?

    Sometimes we give our sensors a hard time. But this has a good cause: We want to guarantee the high quality and the keeping of our promises. A few weeks ago, the ultrasonic wind sensor VENTUS was the one to be challenged. We exposed the modern measurement device to extreme conditions. But did it endure these conditions? And where occurs enough wind to challenge the strong sensor at all? Wind ...

  • Does Ultrasonic Wind Sensor VENTUS-UMB pass extreme tests?

    Sometimes we give our sensors a hard time. But this has a good cause: We want to guarantee the high quality and the keeping of our promises. A few weeks ago, the ultrasonic wind sensor VENTUS was the one to be challenged. We exposed the modern measurement device to extreme conditions. But did it endure these conditions? And where occurs enough wind to challenge the strong sensor at all? Wind ...

  • How to Keep Your SymphoniePRO Data Secure

    Data matters. The accuracy, consistency, and yes, safety of measurement data keep many wind developers and analysts up at night. Customers often ask about the digital and physical security of RNRG instruments, so I sat down with Michael Fisher, product manager for our wind resource assessment (WRA) line, to get answers to the most common questions. Q: Why is data security important? ...


    By NRG Systems

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