2000s Sodar


The 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 other critical information.

As with the other SoDARs offered by ASC, the 2000 product line has the ability to incorporate numerous accessories. These systems can be used remotely or integrated into a network.

Available Options2000s2000tp
Low Power Single PulsestandardN/A
Three beam simultaneous pulse N/Astandard
Power Management Systemoptionalstandard
Solar Panelsoptionaloptional
Wind Turbine Generatoroptionaloptional
AC Charging Systemoptionaloptional
Generator w/ Tankoptionaloptional
Propane Generatoroptionaloptional
Rain/Snow Sensorsoptionaloptional
Heating Systemoptionaloptional
NM150 met sensoroptionaloptional
WXT520 met sensoroptionaloptional
Flat Bed Traileroptionaloptional
Cellular Modemoptionaloptional
Satellite Modemoptionaloptional
Maximum Height700 meters
Minimum Height80 meters
Resolution20 meters
Operating Frequency2000 Hz (changeable as appropriate)
Reporting IntervalUser Selectable
Wind Speed Range0 to 35 m/s
Wind Speed AccuracyBetter than 0.5 m/s
(WS > 2 m/s)
Wind Direction Accuracy± 2 degrees
(WS > 2 m/s)
Power Usage~70 Watts (2000s) ~250 Watts (2000tp, AC only)
Voltage12 Volts
Height119 inches
Per Cone Dimensions (L x W)86 inches x 86 inches
Data Storage Space60GB
USB storageAvailable
AC charging/heating
115V or 220V available