Radiometrics Corporation (formerly Atmospheric Systems Corporation)

- Model 3000 Series - Mid-Range Wind and Turbulence Monitoring Systems

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The 3000 series SoDARs are ASC’s mid-range wind and turbulence monitoring systems. These systems offer 10m resolution with maximum data recovery up to 400m. With wind turbine research yielding taller towers and wider blade spans, the 3000 series SoDARs ensure that all of the needed wind measurement data is captured. The 3000 products provide the ability to capture data that is useful now and relevant for future technology.

The 3000 series systems are based on ASC’s phased array technology. This technology originated in the early 1990’s and has been refined to produce the highest quality data. The 3000 product line features a built in LCD display enabling users to easily access the system and change settings while in the field.

ASC’s advanced processing techniques ensure that each level is an independent measurement resulting in no smoothing or large scale averaging of the data. The result is in the ability to see the level where wind shear changes.

All of ASC’s SoDARs offer the ability to stream real-time data when configured with a cellular modem or placed on an existing network. The 3000 can be easily integrated with existing infrastructure as well because users have the ability to control the network settings of the SoDAR. The data provided by the 3000 can be offered in tower compatible format allowing for a near seamless transition from tower to sodar analysis.

Like the 4000 series, the 3000 SoDARs are capable of being configured with a variety of accessories. These accessories include the ability to sense rain or snow, operate a heating system, run a generator, integrate additional met sensors (such as the WXT520 or the NM150), run off solar or wind power, transmit data via satellite or cell modem, and more. Also, the 3000 series SoDARs are designed to operate all accessories without user intervention. For example, the SoDAR will turn on and off the generator and heaters on its own. ASC SoDARs are designed to monitor and manage their power levels.

The 3000 products are self-diagnosing systems. These SoDARs feature the ability to detect speaker issues, low gasoline (systems with fuel tanks), battery voltages, internal temperatures, and more. The goal of all ASC SoDARs is to enable even a novice SoDAR user to easily maintain their system because the SoDAR will monitor itself.

  • Maximum Height: 400 meters
  • Minimum Height: 50 meters
  • Resolution: 10 meters
  • Operating Frequency: 2800 Hz (changeable as appropriate)
  • Reporting Interval: User Selectable
  • Wind Speed Range: 0 to 35 m/s
  • Wind Speed Accuracy: Better than 0.5 m/s (WS > 2 m/s)
  • Wind Direction Accuracy: ± 2 degrees (WS > 2 m/s)
  • Power Usage: ~70 Watts
  • Voltage: 12 Volts
  • Height: 80 inches
  • Upper Cone Dimensions: 78 inches x 78 inches
  • Footprint: 48 inches x 60.5 inches
  • Data Storage Space: 60GB
  • USB storage: Available AC charging/heating
  • requirements: 115V or 220V available

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