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Press Releases From ASC Radiometrics Now Provides Total Atmospheric Profiling Solutions!As of early 2016, Radiometrics Corporation has acquired the assets of Atmospheric Systems Corporation, for wind profiling in the lower boundary layer. Radiometrics currently offers technical support, parts and repairs for all ASC sodar products, and is integrating the ASC product line into its manufacturing plan. Radiometrics also continues to offer its market leading MP-Series thermodynamic profiling radiometers, the PR-series single and dual-polarized radiometers, and RAPTOR radar wind profilers. All Radiometrics products are subject to a continuous product improvement regiment and are manufactured in the USA, with technical support and services provided from Radiometrics; facilities in Boulder, Colorado, as well as through selected in-country representatives.To learn more about Radiometrics and their product lines visit www.radiometrics.com. ASC and Met One Instruments…
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Distributor Locations and Contact Information Atmospheric Systems Corporation - USA4909 Nautilus Court North, Suite 110U.S.A., Boulder, CO 80301Phone 303-449-9192Fax (661) 294-9667Email: [email protected] site: www.minisodar.comArgentinaPROVENER SRLContact: Carlos AguilarAgüero 4247Rosario 2000ArgentinaPhone: +54-341-4532295Fax: +54-341-4532295 Email: [email protected] site: www.provener.comAustraliaThomson Environmental SystemsPerth Office:4/9 McCamey AveRockinghamWA 6168Tel: +61 (0)8 9529 3366Fax: +61 (0)8 9529 3377Sydney Office:3/65 Captain Cook DrCaringbah NSW 2229PO Box 2233Taren Point NSW 2229Tel: +61 2 9526 8199Fax: +61 2 9526 8299email: [email protected]: www.thomsonenvironmentalsystems.com.auEurope - AllGWU-Umwelttechnik GmbHContact: Gunter WarmbierBonner Ring 9 50374 Erftstadt, GermanyPh.: +49.(0)2235.95522.0 Fax: +49.(0)[email protected] ChileMETCOM LTDA.Contact: Gail RybertSan Pio X 2460 of1401 Providencia SantiagoChilePhone: +[562] 335 3812Fax: +[562] 335 4068Email: [email protected] site: www.metcomchile.cl
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Job Opportunities At Atmospheric Systems Corporation (ASC)Currently there are no job opportunities at this time. Please check back for updates.
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About

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Atmospheric Systems Corporation (ASC)is a California based business that was established for the design, manufacture, sales and use of surface based atmospheric remote sensing instruments and systems to monitor the atmospheric boundary layer parameters such as wind, turbulence and temperature profiles. ASC embodies the innovation, research, development, and years of production done by its original parent company, AeroVironment (AV) Inc, and Xontec Inc., from whom AeroVironment purchased the Xondar product rights. Below is a timeline that captures the progression of the company and milestones in its research approval of SoDAR technology. 1972AeroVironment designs the Acoustic Radar. This design laid the foundation for the high resolution Digital Facsimile display incorporated in the ASC products. 1976Xontec enters the world of SoDAR by designing a Bistatic SodDAR system. 1976AeroVironment, with support from participants…
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Paperwork associated with SoDar systems Verification of wind energy related measurements with a SODAR system Complex terrain and growing wind energy converters (WEC) in wind parks generate increasing interest in determining wind profiles and turbulence besides the general forecast of annual energy production. Increasing hub heights and growing rotor diameters of advanced WEC make SODAR systems a valuable alternative to meteorological towers. SODAR systems provide wind profiles as well as turbulence information over the entire height of large turbines. With SODAR measurements at WEC testing field in Grevenbroich in comparison to sonic and cup anemometer the usability of qualified wind and turbulence data from a SODAR are verified. Read More » Wind Energy Application In the late 1990's, wind turbines with nacelle heights exceeding 60 meters were introduced to the…
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Applications

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SoDAR ApplicationsSoDAR has a variety of applications. While those listed below are not the full extent of their use, they represent some commonly used scenarios. If you have an interesting application where SoDAR is used and you would like to see it on our site, please contact us and we will be in contact with you about adding it.Wind EnergyWind Energy has brought new life to the wind measurement industry, including SoDAR. With wind turbine hub heights reaching over 100m and blade spans of up to 80m, measurements across the entire blade swept area are becoming critical. SoDAR provides that information and ASC's SoDARs offer more. Typically, wind energy looks at wind speed and wind direction with the use of 60m towers. These tower measurements just barely break into the…
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2000s

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2000s/2000tpThe 2000 series SoDARs are ASC’s high altitude SoDAR systems. These systems utilize 3 parabolic dishes in three separate enclosures. The foundation for this design dates back to 1976. Decades of research and development have lead to the modern day systems.The 2000 series systems have the ability to operate in lower power consumption mode, pulsing each antenna at different time intervals. Or, they can be configured to sample all 3 beams simultaneously increasing the number of complete samples available during the averaging intervals. This product, like all of ASC’s SoDARs, offers the ability to capture data in real-time. The 2000 products measure vertical wind speed, horizontal wind speed, and wind direction with 10m resolution up to 700m. The digital facsimile offers a look at the atmospheric structure exposing inversions and…
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3000s

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3000 SeriesThe 3000 series SoDARs are ASC’s mid-range wind and turbulence monitoring systems. These systems offer 10m resolution with maximum data recovery up to 400m. With wind turbine research yielding taller towers and wider blade spans, the 3000 series SoDARs ensure that all of the needed wind measurement data is captured. The 3000 products provide the ability to capture data that is useful now and relevant for future technology. The 3000 series systems are based on ASC’s phased array technology. This technology originated in the early 1990’s and has been refined to produce the highest quality data. The 3000 product line features a built in LCD display enabling users to easily access the system and change settings while in the field. ASC’s advanced processing techniques ensure that each level is…
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4000i

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4000i/4000sThe 4000 series SoDARs are the latest of the Model 4000 product line. These phased array SoDAR systems are based on research dating back to the early 1990’s and have been continuously improved along the way. The 4000 product line features a built in LCD display enabling users to easily access the system and change settings while in the field.The 4000 offers the highest resolution data available on the market allowing for data recovery in 5 meter increments. This SoDAR measures wind starting at the 30m level up to the 200m level. ASC’s advanced processing techniques ensure that each level is an independent measurement resulting in no smoothing or large scale averaging of the data. The result is in the ability to see the level where wind shear changes. This…
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4000ws/we

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4000ws/weThe 4000w series SoDARs are the fully enclosed versions of the 4000 series SoDARS. These systems feature an enclosed trailer that is specifically designed with remote field use in mind. While all of ASC’s SoDARS are designed to excel in the field, the “w” versions offer added security.Since the 4000ws and 4000we are packages of the 4000 SoDARs, these systems offer the same industry leading qualities as all of the 4000 series SoDARs:Highest resolution data available on the market30m to 200m sampling rangeIndependent measurement, no smoothing algorithms or large averagingReal-time data streamingCellular or Satellite communicationNightly emailsEasy to use LCD interfaceFull Networking Capabilities for adding to SCADA systems or existing networksAtmospheric Structure Display (Facsimile data)Tower Formatted DataSelf-Diagnostics (Speaker Monitoring, Fuel levels, etc…)Autonomous Operation (turns off/on heaters, starts/stops generators, etc.)Power Management SystemNumerous…
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