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AWS Automatic Weather Station

The new AWS Automatic Weather Station from ICT International provides flexibility, accuracy and value for money.

The AWS is supplied with a preconfigured set of sensors for Air Temperature, Relative Humidity, Barometric Pressure, Wind Speed, Wind Direction, Rainfall, and Solar Radiation or PAR.

The AWS automatically calculates Vapour Pressure Deficit (VPD) and Penman-Monteith Evapotranspiration.

The Weather Station is supplied with a cross arm and basic mounts so it can be attached to any type of customised mast. Alternatively a standard pole mast can be purchased with the system.

Temperature

Units °C
Range -40°C to + 120°C
Resolution 0.01°C
Accuracy +/- 0.3°C
Excitation Voltage 3.3 V

Solar Radiation

Units W m2
Range 0-1750 W m2
Resolution 1 w m2
Accuracy 1 w m2
Excitation Voltage None Passive

Humidity

Units RH%
Range 0-100%
Resolution 0.05%
Accuracy ± 2%
Excitation Voltage 3.3 V

Quantum PAR

Units µmol m-2; s-1
Range Full Sunlight 2,000 µmol m-2 s-1
Resolution 2 µmol m-2 s-1
Accuracy 2 µmol m-2 s-1
Excitation Voltage None Passive

Wind Direction

Units Degrees (°)
Range 0 to 360°
Resolution 1° (0 to 355°)
Accuracy
Excitation Voltage None Passive

Rainfall

Units mm
Range 0-500 mm/hr
Resolution 0.2 mm
Accuracy +/ 3%
Excitation Voltage 3.3 V

Barometric Pressure

Units kPa
Range 50 kPa to 115 kPa
Resolution 0.15 kPa
Accuracy +/- 1 kPa
Excitation Voltage 3.3V @ 5 µA

Wind Speed

Units m/s or km/hr
Range 0-58 m/s (0-209 km/hr)
Resolution 0.45 m/s (1.6 km/hr)
Accuracy +/- 5%
Excitation Voltage None Passive

POWER

Internal Battery Specifications
4.8Ah Lithium Polymer, 4.20 Volts fully charged
External Power Requirements
Bus Power 8-30 Volts DC, non-polarised, current draw is 340mA maximum at 17 volts per logger
USB Power 5 Volts DC
Internal Charge Rate
Bus Power 60mA – 700mA Variable internal charge rate, maximum charge rate of 700mA active when the external voltage rises above 16 Volts DC
USB Power 100mA fixed charge rate
Internal Power Management
Fully Charged Battery 4.20 Volts
Low Power Mode 3.50 Volts – Instrument ceases to take measurements
Discharged Battery 2.90 Volts – Instrument automatically switches off at and below this voltage when no external power connected.
Battery Life varies
  • With a recommended power source connected, operation can be continuous.

Automatic Weather Station Package. Includes:

Advanced Multi-function Logger. Weather Station Logger – Includes barometric pressure sensor corrected for elevation, 4GB Memory, internal battery, USB and Wireless Communication, IP65 Water proof enclosure and Windows Software.

Combined Met Station Includes: Wind speed and direction, temperature and relative humidity.

Global Solar Radiation Sensor (Pyranometer) with levelling plate. Standard option: 380nm to 1120nm wavelength. 5m cable. Advanced option: 305 to 2800nm, first class pyranometer.

Tipping bucket, stainless steel rain gauge. 0.2mm resolution, 2% accuracy. Cable length: 5m.

Power Management

  • Internal Lithium-Polymer Battery
  • Power On/Off Switch
  • Internal Voltage Regulation
  • Optical Isolation Lightning Protection

Logging

  • Stand-Alone Logging
  • 24-Bit Resolution
  • MicroSD Expandable Memory
  • USB Connectivity
  • Wireless Data Transfer
  • IP65 Water Proof Rating
  • Free Windows Utility Configuration Software

Applications

  • Geo, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Hydrology Management
  • Mine Site, Land Fill, Road & Railway
  • Monitoring
  • Plant Canopy Monitoring
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    Wireless Communication Module - Includes; MCC Radio Frequency Logging Hub, Comms and ICT Data View Software, GSM/2G/3G modem, 3V 5Ah Lithium Polymer Battery, 11W solar panel, IP66 enclosure. 
  • Stainless Steel Rain Gauge
    Tipping bucket, stainless steel rain gauge. 0.2mm resolution, 2% accuracy. Cable length: 5m.