Metek’s ultrasonic anemometers uSonic-3, uSonic-2 and uSonic-1 have acquired wide acceptance as measuring sensors for wind and turbulence. uSonics are made from stainless steel and allow an efficient heating to prevent icing. uSonics are used in eddy-flux installations, in operational networks, at wind turbines or in any industry. A convenient user interface offers a flexible adaption to customer needs and includes a quick look of uSonic anemometer data.
The ultrasonic anemometers uSonic-3 Class A MP and uSonic-3 Cage MP represent an innovative step forward to highest performance in atmospheric turbulence sounding. Based on the well proven METEK ultrasonic sensor family uSonic-3 the design of the sensor head enables the user to perform three independent measurements of the 3D air flow quasi-simultaneously using only one sole sonic anemometer by arranging each sonic transmitter to three opposite sonic receivers.
This provides redundancy in horizontal wind components measurements and allows a selection of the most advantageously positioned transmitter-receiver couples. Furthermore, three directly measured vertical wind components are available.
The sensor outputs 9 radial components, 9 sonic temperature measures and 3 Cartesian wind components (x, y, z) as raw data or as averaged data with adjustable averaging intervals.