Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) Advantage of TriSonica’s 3D Sensors
Being Lauded by Researchers Around the Globe
Orlando, FL – (AUVSI XPONENTIAL, April 25, 2022) – Researchers around the globe are lauding the capabilities of Anemoment’s lightweight sonic anemometers. The TriSonica™ Mini Wind & Weather Sensor, recognized as the world’s smallest and lightest 3D sonic anemometer, and the TriSonica™ Sphere Wind Flux Sensor with its patented spherical architecture engineered specifically to deliver more precise vertical wind measurements, will both be showcased at this year’s AUVSI XPONENTIAL (April 25-28) in Orlando, Florida (XPO Hall Booth 1707).
“Anemoment’s sensors have been our preferred sonic anemometer since we first discovered their TriSonica Mini Wind & Weather Sensor,” states Alex Clark, Director of Unmanned Systems and Payloads, BlueHalo. “The TriSonica Sphere retains the size and weight attributes we value for small UAS implementations, while providing us true 3D measurements of refractive index structure—key to measuring wind turbulence.”
The TriSonica Sphere Wind Flux Sensor began shipping in 2022 and is quickly becoming Anemoment’s most in-demand sensor.
“The TriSonica Sphere's unique patented spherical implementation (U.S. Patent #11,268,974) dramatically reduces the effects of wind shadowing and increases the accuracy of vertical wind measurements,” emphasizes Stephen Osborn, Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder of Anemoment, LLC. “Our customers have been asking for a 3D sonic anemometer that can accurately measure atmospheric turbulence and flux measurements. The TriSonica Sphere not only delivers on those requirements but does so with a size and weight optimized for Uncrewed Aerial Vehicle (UAV) deployments.”
Engineered to deliver more precise vertical wind measurements, coupled with faster sampling rates (up to 100 Hz), the TriSonica Sphere is proving itself ideal for UAV-based atmospheric flux and turbulence research, including eddy covariance studies.
“The TriSonica Sphere is a great sensor,” says Andrin Landolt, sensor expert and partner at streamwise gmbh. “The airflow is obviously much less obstructed by the design resulting in an increased acceptance angle which is important for our application. And since all probe-specific settings are stored onboard and both connectors and interfaces are identical for both the Sphere and the Mini makes our life so much easier.”
Developed in conjunction with BlueHalo (XPO Hall Booth 1751), a leading provider of advanced engineering solutions and technology to the national security community, the TriSonica Sphere was specifically engineered for deployment atop BlueHalo’s Atmospheric Characterization Payload (WP-V3 ACP) UAS sensor suite (Figure 2). The WP-V3 ACP is a complete, customizable meteorological sensor suite for making low Earth atmospheric measurements from a wide array of UAS platforms.
Figure 2: TriSonica Sphere Integrated with BlueHalo’s Atmospheric Characterization Payload (left); attached to a DJI Matrice 600 (right)
About Anemoment LLC
Anemoment LLC is a specialized meteorological instrument design firm located in Longmont, CO. Anemoment is recognized for manufacturing the world’s smallest and lightest 3-dimensional ultrasonic anemometers. From the TriSonica Mini, which is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, to the TriSonica Sphere, the most compact and accurate 3D sonic anemometer designed specifically for UAS-based atmospheric flux and turbulence research, Anemoment’s anemometers are recognized as highly accurate, powerful tools for anyone involved in atmospheric monitoring, weather reporting, turbulence calculations, and ecosystem research. Their size makes them well suited for portable, temporary deployments, while the fact they have no moving parts, thus eliminating maintenance issues, makes TriSonica sensors perfect for permanent installations. With its patented wave signal noise reduction technology, the TriSonica Mini and TriSonica Sphere give you the power to “Know the Wind.” More information can be found at anemoment.com.