Opticalscientific OWI-430 Intelligent Weather Sensor

 OWI-430 Intelligent Weather Sensor
 • Present weather, precipitation and visibility measurement

• Advanced scintillation technology

• No field calibration required

• Intelligent algorithms (over 200 million hours of field data.)

• Built-in self diagnostics & testing

• Easy Installation and integration

• Almost no maintenance. Operates unattended 24/7/365

• Reports over 50 NWS / WMO codes

• Supports additional sensors

The OWI-430 is the most advanced present weather and visibility sensor ever made. The fully automated instrument provides accurate visibility, present weather and precipitation measurement in a single sensor. This next generation intelligent sensor uses all digital signal processing (DSP) for no-drift high-accuracy results.
Partial List of Specifications
Measurement Technique Scintillation with optical forward scatter and optional acoustic*
Present Weather Codes Reported More than 50 NWS and WMO codes
Present Weather Type Identification Rain, freezing rain, snow, freezing drizzle, mist, mixed, fog, haze, clear, hail/ice pellets*
Snow / Rain Accumulation 0.001 to 999.999 mm
Rain Dynamic Range 0.1 to 3000 mm/hr
Rain Measurement Accuracy 5% accumulation
Visibility/RVR Dynamic Range 0.001 to 10+ km 0.001 to 7.1 miles (extended ranges available consult OSI)
Power Requirements 11-18 VDC, 3A     (HIP-100 requires 110/220 VAC, 100 VA)**
Transient Protection All power & signal lines fully protected
Signal Output RS-232 ASCII, simple polled protocol
Temperature -40° to 122° F (-40° to 50° C)
Humidity 0 to 100%, Condensing
Precipitation / Dust NEMA 4 type protection (Powder-coated aluminum)