Sodars

Radiometrics Corporation (formerly Atmospheric Systems Corporation) is a world leader in high-resolution remote sensing of lower boundary layer winds with SOnic Detection And Ranging (SODAR) systems. ASC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Radiometrics.
Radiometrics offers a wide variety of remote sensing products to address your wind measurement needs.

For more information on the sodar models and features, click here.

SOFTWARE

SodarView is a real-time interface that allows users to monitor and control their sodar. Additionally, SodarView allows users to analyze background spectra and adjust the system frequency to help prevent data from being corrupted.

DataPortal is the most advanced web monitoring tool, allowing users to see data from their sodar streamed to an easy to access web portal. Additionally, DataPortal can be configured to import data from other instruments such as data loggers, LiDARs, and more to create a one-stop shop for users to easily monitor all of their systems and track data with the same tool at the same time.

FIELD SERVICES

  • Commissioning
  • Decommissioning
  • Onsite Maintenance
  • Onsite Repair

Wind Energy Development

Radiometrics sodars’ are an ideal fit for any development campaign. Recent studies have shown that adding a sodar to a met campaign can provide more value to development than the cost of the unit.

Wind Energy Forecasting

Radiometrics sodars’ are the only remote sensors that should be employed in your forecasting analysis. Radiometrics sodars’ have the unmatched ability to display real-time atmospheric structure. These displays can show winds mixing downward as inversions break up and even small scale fluctuations like K-waves that can be a telltale sign of an upcoming ramp event.

Airports

ASC (now Radiometrics) sodars’ have been utilized at airports for decades. They have been used for tracking lower level wind shear, wake vortices, and microbursts.

Air Quality

Understanding downstream impacts of emissions is essential for waste management. Radiometrics sodars’ give users the ability to monitor winds and determine the impact of power plants, waste facilities, and more.

Wild Fires

The toughest part of fighting a fire is understanding the wind. Radiometrics sodars’ are rapidly deployable and provide critical real-time information about the wind.