vertical wind speed sensor News

  • FAA Awarded Vaisala a Significant Ceilometer and Visibility Sensor Contract

    Vaisala to supply ceilometers and visibility instruments to U.S. airports. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded Vaisala a EUR 4.4 million contract to supply ceilometers and visibility instruments for the Federal Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) program. The contract includes several hundred instruments and an extended warranty of five years. Deliveries started in ...


  • Spring launch for new MetPak II Combined Weather Station

    April 2010 will see the launch of Gill Instruments’ next generation Combined Weather Station, the MetPak II. Based on the popular MetPak, it has new, improved features including RS232, 422, 485 digital outputs plus additional weather monitoring features such as Barometric pressure and Dew point measurement. The MetPak II is a compact and lightweight multi-sensor instrument that measures a ...


    By Gill Instruments Limited

  • Space technology optimises windmill efficiency

    A French start-up company from ESA’s Business Incubation Centre in the Netherlands has developed a small instrument to measure wind speed and direction from the ground up to heights of 200 metres – information that is vital when deciding where to build a wind turbine to produce electricity. The French company Leosphere developed their system Windcube using ‘lidar’ (light detection and ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • MIT digital water pavilion makes a splash in Spain

    An MIT-designed building with walls made entirely of water was unveiled last Thursday at the opening of the Zaragoza World Expo in Spain. The Digital Water Pavilion, selected as Time magazine's 'Best invention of the Year' in the field of architecture when its plans were unveiled in 2007, is the first of its kind and illustrates the potential of digital architecture to create spaces that ...

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