TriSonica Mini Wind and Weather Sensor Suited for Use on Drones


Colorado-based Anemoment LLC, a specialized meteorological instrument design firm, has announced the availability of its TriSonica Mini Wind and Weather Sensor with an integrated pipe-mount base, suited for integration with drones.

According to the company, the solution accommodates any half-inch schedule 10 pipe. Notably, the new mounting option streamlines and simplifies integration of the TriSonica Mini Wind and Weather Sensor on multi-rotor unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

With its compact size (9.1cm x 9.1cm x 5.2cm), weight (50 grams), and power (9-36 VDC@30mA) ratio, the TriSonica Mini Wind and Weather Sensor is suitable for UAS deployments, the company says, calling the product “the world’s smallest and lightest 3D ultrasonic anemometer.”

“For me, size and weight are key attributes,” says Alex Clark, director of advanced sensor systems at EngeniusMicro. “The TriSonica Mini is small, easy to put on our UAS and doesn’t really take much power. I can always add more instruments to my payload, especially if they all weigh nothing and they don’t take up any space.”

In addition to wind speed, direction and temperature, the TriSonica Mini Wind & Weather Sensor can report the compass heading relative to the device (magnetic heading), the moisture borne in the wind (relative humidity), the density of the air (pressure), the dew point, and the angle of the wind.

The TriSonica Mini Wind and Weather Sensor with its pipe-mount base is available for an MSRP of $1,450.

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