With the most sophisticated weather monitoring technology, the Orion LX™ Weather Station offers an easy-to-use, Internet-ready interface that is operational straight from the box. There are no moving parts to wear out or calibrate. And there is no programming or complicated configuration required.
The Orion LX Weather Station consists of a high-tech, all-in-one sensor module and the Orion Weather MicroServer. Includes Orion's WeatherMaster computer software.
The Orion LX sensor module includes ultrasonic wind direction and speed measurements, an impact rain gauge, and capacitive relative humidity, temperature and barometric pressure sensors.
Running Linux operating system, the powerful Orion Weather MicroServer provides FTP output, as well as a browser user interface for network applications. It includes two serial communication ports and datalogging capability.
High accuracy and fine resolution make this new system ideal for precision weather monitoring. The Orion weather station sensors meet FAA and WMO specs for aviation operations, as well as EPA requirements for scientific environmental monitoring applications.
• Six most essential weather parameters measured in one instrument (Wind Speed, Wind Direction, Temperature, Humidity, Barometric Pressure, and Rainfall
• Ultrasonic wind sensor and impact precipitation sensor
• Accurate and stable measurement
• No moving parts means virtually no maintenance
• FTP output, XML weather web server and browser user interface
• Orion Monitoring Software: WeatherMaster Software
• Stand-alone network capability
Both wind speed and direction are measured on this Orion weather station by an advanced ultrasonic sensor. The sensor uses ultrasound to determine horizontal wind speed and direction. The array of three equally spaced ultrasonic transducers on a horizontal plane is an ideal design which ensures accurate wind measurement from all wind directions, without blind angles or corrupted readings.
The wind sensor has no moving parts, which makes it maintenance free. The measurement range for wind speed is from 0 to 134 mph (0 to 60 m/s) and for wind direction from 0 to 360°.
Barometric Pressure, Temperature, and Humidity Module
Barometric pressure, temperature, and humidity measurements are combined in an advanced Orion monitoring software sensor module utilizing capacitive measurement method for each parameter.
Barometric pressure is measured using a silicon-based sensor. The sensor has minimal hysteresis and excellent repeatability, as well as outstanding temperature and long-term stability. The measurement range is from 17.72 to 32.48 in. Hg (600 to 1100 millibars)
Temperature measurement is based on a ceramic sensor. The measurement range is from -61.6 to 140 °F (-52 to +60 °C).
Humidity measurement is based on a capacitive technology. The sensor is highly accurate and it offers excellent long-term stability in a wide range of environments with negligible hysteresis. The measurement range for humidity is 0 to 100% RH.
This tri-sensor module is mounted in a specially designed radiation shield and is easily replaceable and available as a spare component.
The shield protects the sensors form both scattered and direct solar radiation and precipitation. The plastic material in the plates offers excellent thermal characteristics and UV stabilized construction. The white outer surface reflects radiation, while the black inside absorbs accumulated heat.
The rainfall measurement is based on an impact sensor, which detects the impact of individual rain drops. The signals exerting from the impacts are proportional to the volume of the drops. Hence, the signal from each drop can be converted directly to the accumulated rainfall. Due to the measurement method, flooding, clogging as well as wetting and evaporation losses in rain measurement are eliminated.
System Specifications Summary
Range: 0-135mph (0-60 m/s)
Accuracy: ±0.7 mph (+/-0.3 m/s)
Resolution: 1 mph (1 m/s)
Units Available: knots, mph, km/hr, m/s
|Wind Direction |
Units Available: ° Azimuth
Range: -60 to 140°F (-52 to +60°C)
Accuracy: ±0.5°F (+/-0.3°C) at 68°F (+20°C)
Units Available: °F, °C
|Barometric Pressure |
Range: 17.50 to 32.50 InHg (600 to 1100 hPa)
Accuracy: ±0.015 InHg (0.5 hPa) at +32 to 86°F (0 to 30°C)
±0.03 InHg (1 hPa) at -60 to 140°F (-52 to 60°C)
Resolution: 0.01 InHg (0.1 hPa)
Units Available: Kpa, mbar, InHg
Range: 0 - 100%
Accuracy: ±3% (0-90%), 5% (90-100%)
Units Available: %RH
Collection Area: 602cm
Accuracy: ±5% (spatial variations may exist)
Resolution 0.01 in. (0.254mm )
Units Available: mm, inches