Technology

In order to provide you with the best data for your needs, ATS represents a select group of precision manufacturers, able to provide a wide range of state of the art, research grade sensors and environmental monitoring systems across North America. Our systems are currently providing precise and timely data at nuclear power plants, government research centers, military installations and Arctic research stations, just to name a few. ATS would be pleased to consult and tailor an instrumentation solution to your requirements. Contact us today!

 

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Featured Instrumentation

Micro Rain Radar

The Micro Rain Radar (MRR) is a unique instrument to measure the vertical profiles of rain rate, liquid water content and drop size distribution. It is a highly reliable system suitable for use in remote and extreme environments, requiring minimal maintenance and is suited for long term unattended operation. The MRR provides information for now-casting of precipitation ie, it will detect the start of rain from ground level to high above the radar several minutes before the start of rain at ground level. The MRR system consists of an antenna dish, radar, receiver unit and RS-232 data transmission interface. PC based software is available for online control, data visualisation, transfer and storage. The MRR can be used to calibrate other radars for better performance.

What It Does

The MRR Micro Rain Radar is a compact 24.1 GHz FM-CW radar for the measurement of profiles of drop size distributions and – derived from this – rain rates, liquid water content and characteristic falling velocity resolved into 30 range gates. Very small amounts of precipitation – below the threshold of conventional rain gauges – are detectable. Due to the large scattering volume (compared to in situ sensors) statistically stable drop size distributions can be derived within a few seconds. The droplet number concentration in each drop-diameter bin is derived from the backscatter intensity in each corresponding frequency bin. In this procedure the relation between terminal falling velocity and drop size is exploited.

Features

• vertical profiles of rain rate and liquid water content up to 6 km (3.7 miles)

• computes detailed drop size and distribution output

• user adjustable averaging intervals and height resolution

• no maintenance

• high system reliability

• remote/ long term unattended operation

• high quality measurements

• no wind, sea spray or evaporation induced errors

• adjustable averaging intervals 10 - 1800 s

• height range more than 2000 m (1.2 miles) with 30 range gates

• battery or mains power



For assistance in determining the right solution ranging from an individual requirement to large scale projects contact sales@atstechnology.ca.

Click to download the Micro Rain Radar's Data Sheet here.

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SODAR

The Doppler SODAR PCS.2000 uses the back scattering of sound pulses for observation of inversion layers and vertical profiling, wind speed, wind direction, turbulence quantities and stability classes in height ranges starting at heights of 15 m up to more than 1000 m in favorable conditions. A powerful PC-unit is used as a control and processing unit running WINDOWS operating system. The PCS.2000 has been proven as a reliable, cost efficient tool for long term routine measurement.

Typical Applications

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Click to download the SODAR24's Data Sheet here.

Click to download the SODAR64's Data Sheet here.

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Ultrasonic Anemometers

ATS supplies the Metek family of ultrasonic wind sensors (uSonic) that have wide acceptance as today's state of the art measurement technique for wind and turbulence. With uSonic Metek offers a whole range of sonic devices for measurement of 1D flows, 2D and 3D wind vectors, and turbulence. All uSonic sensors are made from stainless steel and acknowledged as robust tools for reliable long term operation and measurement campaigns, even in harsh environments.

uSonic-3 Class A

Anemometer

• High performance 3D wind and turbulence sensor

• 3 wind components x, y, z and acoustic temperature T

• Robust stainless steel construction (V4A)

• Sensor characteristic optimized for boom mounting

• Perfect accuracy due to wind tunnel calibration

• Optimized for eddy correlation systems

• Optional embedded 2-axis tilt angle sensor

• Optional online calculation of turbulence variables

• Optional sensor head heating

Click to download the Sonic-3 Class A's Data Sheet here.

uSonic-3 Scientific

Anemometer

• Accurate and reliable 3D wind and turbulence sensor

• 3 wind components x, y, z and acoustic temperature T

• Robust stainless steel construction (V4A)

• High accuracy due to 3D wind tunnel calibration

• Applicable in eddy correlation systems

• Optional online calculation of turbulence variables

• Internal data storage

• Optional sensor head

Click to download the Sonic-3 Scientific's Data Sheet here.

uSonic-3 Omni

Anemometer

• Price competitive 3D wind and turbulence sensor

• 3 wind components x, y, z and acoustic temperature T

• Robust stainless steel construction (V4A)

• High accuracy due to 2D wind tunnel calibration

• Applicable in eddy correlation systems

• Optional online calculation of turbulence variables

• Optional sensor head

Click to download the Sonic-3 Omni's Data Sheet here.



uSonic-2 Heavy Duty

Anemometer

• Very robust 2D wind sensor

• Full functionality of uSonic-2 Wind

• Ruggedized sensor head

• Well suited for measurement under high mechanical load

• Option: improved sensor head heating

Click to download the Sonic-2 Heavy Duty's Data Sheet here.






uSonic-2 Wind

Anemometer

• Price competitive 2D wind sensor

• F2 wind components x, y and acoustic temperature T

• Robust stainless steel (V4A)

• High accuracy due to 2D wind tunnel calibration

• Automatic data quality check

• Optional sensor head

Click to download the Sonic-2 Wind's Data Sheet here.




For assistance in determining the right solution ranging from an individual requirement to large scale projects contact sales@atstechnology.ca.