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OWS-5 Monitoring System

OWS-5 Monitoring System

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• OWS-5 delivers accurate true wind speed and wind direction from a moving platform
• Accurate true wind speed and direction, air temperature
• No calibration required
• Uses Ultrasonic wind sensor and high precision GPS compass
• Local data display using Android or iOS app.
• Cloud based logging via the mobile cellular network

Examples of uses
• Sailing Coaching RIBs,
• servery boats
• Pilot boats
• Wind farm support vessels
• Emergency service vehicles
• Storm chasing vehicles
• Artillery vehicles
• Agricultural vehicles

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The OWS-5 provides a measurement of wind speed and direction relative to the ground from a moving platform such as a sailing or rowing coach boat (RIB), regatta committee boat, cycle race chase cars, wind turbine transfer vessels, ferries etc. The great advantage of OWS-5 is it requires no calibration when in use.

OWS-5 uses the solid-state ultrasonic Gill WindSonic wind speed and direction sensor. This 2-axis ultrasonic wind sensor is robust and maintenance-free making it the sensor of choice for harsh environments eliminating the problems associated with more conventional cup and vane sensors.

The orientation of the WindSonic sensor and its movement relative to the ground is measured using a GPS compass from this the ground wind speed and direction can then be calculated knowing the motion of the WindSonic sensor and the measured wind speed and direction. Data is transferred over WiFi to a tablet or smartphone within 20 metres. In addition data is also sent via the mobile cellular network to the WeatherFile website where it can be viewed by any internet connected device from any location.

Windsonic Windsonic 1
Output functions: Sensor ID, Wind speed, Wind direction, Units, Status
Output rate: 4 Hz
Output format: RS232 serial data
Position/speed/course/(heading) sensor Dual antenna GPS compass with IMU
Main processor Custom single board embedded microprocessor with serial and WiFi interfaces
System output WiFi: Time, position, ground wind speed, ground wind direction, tide determination available via http
Display unit Android/iOS tablet or smartphone
OWS-5 Power Requirements <500mA at 12V dc. Power supplied from outlet socket on RIB
Electronics enclosure (excluding tablet & smartphone) IP67 rate enclosure
Carry Case Flight case: 750mm x 170mm x 260mm
Weight with OWS-5: 6.6kg

The specification is correct at time of publication (June 2018).
The manufacturer reserves the right to amend the specification and therefore the information in this document may be subject to change.