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VPF-750 Visibility & Present Weather Sensor

Product Description

Descripción

The VPF-750 Visibility and Present Weather sensor is the most advanced in Biral’s product range. Its enhanced performance allows the reporting of freezing precipitation in addition to the weather codes typically available from a forward scatter sensor.

The VPF-750 Visibility and Present Weather sensor is the most advanced in Biral’s product range. Its enhanced performance allows the reporting of freezing precipitation in addition to the weather codes typically available from a forward scatter sensor.

The sensor is designed for use in aviation applications where extended weather information, including past weather, is required for inclusion in METAR reports. The sensor is also well suited to research applications and use in meteorological observation networks. The unique backscatter receiver combined with accurate external temperature, humidity and precipitation sensors gives the VPF-750 unparalleled abilities in distinguishing frozen from liquid precipitation, with the added advantage of identifying freezing precipitation. The sensor reports both WMO table 4680 and METAR codes to simplify integration in to host systems. A wealth of other data is provided including a transmissometer equivalent EXCO.

An optional interface to the ALS-2 Ambient Light Sensor simplifies use in aviation applications where both Runway Visual Range (RVR) and METAR information is required.

47 WMO Table 4680 present weather codes

Reports freezing precipitation

Designed for aviation, research and general met use

Reliable measurement in all weather conditions

Highly corrosion resistant hard coat anodised finish

Window contamination monitoring and compensation

Unaffected by obstacle warning lights

Easy integration of Biral ALS-2 Ambient Light Sensor

DC powered

10m to 75Km measurement range

Measurement Visibility, MOR, EXCO and TEXCO
Present weather. 47 WMO Table 4680 Codes
Precipitation intensity and accumulated amount
Output RS232
Measurement Principle Forward scatter 45°
Measurement Error 2% at 2,000m
Sensor Power 24V DC (23W Approx)
Hood Heating Power 45W
Window heating and contamination monitoring Fitted
Operating Temperature -50°C to 60°C
Operating Humidity 0 – 100% RH
Protection rating IP66
Weight (Sensor Head) 7.4kg