The 200-81000 Ultrasonic Anemometer, manufactured by the R.M. Young Company, is a three-dimensional no-moving-parts wind sensor. Two-dimensional anemometers meet the need for economy, but they ignore the important vertical wind component. The 200-81000 measure three dimensional wind velocity based on the transit time of ultrasonic acoustic signals. From speed of sound, sonic temperature is derived. Speed of sound and sonic temperature are corrected for crosswind effects.
Measurement data are available as voltage output signals or serial output using RS232 or RS485 connections. Both voltage and serial output may be configured for various output formats. Operating parameters may be edited using ordinary terminal software on a PC. Simple menus make it easy. All parameters are stored in nonvolatile memory.
The sensor features robust construction with three opposing pairs of ultrasonic transducers supported by stainless steel members. This arrangement provides rigidity to the anemometer while offering a measure of protection to the transducers. The transducers are arranged so that measurement are made through a common volume, thereby improving the validity of the measurement. A fast 160 Hz sampling rate ensures superior measurement resolution.
Superior environmental resistance is achieved by using UV stabilized thermoplastic, stainless steel, and anodized aluminum components. Electrical connections are made via an easily accessible junction box. The unit mounts on standard 1 pipe.
Analog Voltage Outputs