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Weather- and Runway Observation for airports / Aviation Weather / Airport Weather (AWOS)

The Lufft sensors from the WS-product family are in operation on airports worldwide for real time weather observations. Moreover, the active and passive road- / runway sensors (IRS21-UMB, IRS31-UMB and the ARS31-UMB) are in use on the runways for measurement of water film height or road surface temperature and freezing temperature, for example.

Here is a little overview of our references, which you can see particularly on the pictures:

  • Airport Frankfurt/Hahn
  • Airport Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Airport Paderborn, Germany
  • Airport Turin, Italy
  • Many Airports in Belgium - Belgocontrol, Belgium
LCOM

LCOM

The LCOM (Lufft-Communicator) is an industrial PC with the Windows-CE operating system.

Compact Weather Sensor WS600 with detection of temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, wind direction, wind speed, precipitation intensity, precipitation quantity

WS600-UMB Smart Weather Sensor

Compact all-in-one weather sensor with measurement of temperature, relative humidity, precipitation intensity, precipitation type, precipitation quantity, air pressure, wind direction and wind speed.

Compact all-in-one weather sensor from the WS-Series. Measurement of temperature, relative humidity, precipitation intensity, precipitation type, precipitation quantity, air pressure, wind direction and wind speed.

  • Temperature, relative humidity, precipitation intensity, precipitation type, precipitation quantity, air pressure, wind direction, wind speed
  • Ultrasonic/Wind, NTC/T, Capacitive/RH, MEMS capacitive/Pressure, 24 GHz Doppler radar/Precipitation
  • Compact all-in-one weather sensor, low power, heater, aspirated radiation shield, maintenance-free operation, open communication protocol
  • RS485 with supported protocols UMB-Binary, UMB-ASCII, Modbus-RTU, Modbus-ASCII, XDR and SDI-12
Compact Weather Sensor WS800 with detection of temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, wind direction, wind speed, precipitation intensity, precipitation quantity, radiation and lightning strikes

WS700-UMB Smart Weather Sensor

All-in-one weather sensor with measurement of temperature, relative humidity, precipitation intensity, precipitation type, precipitation quantity, air pressure, wind direction, wind speed and radiation.

Compact all-in-one weather sensor from the WS-Series. Measurement of temperature, relative humidity, precipitation intensity, precipitation type, precipitation quantity, air pressure, wind direction, wind speed and radiation.

  • Temperature, relative humidity, precipitation intensity, precipitation type, precipitation quantity, air pressure, wind direction, wind speed, radiation
  • Ultrasonic/Wind, NTC/T, Capacitive/RH, MEMS capacitive/Pressure, Thermopile/Radiation, Radar/Precipitation
  • Compact all-in-one weather sensor, low power, heater, aspirated radiation shield, maintenance-free operation, open communication protocol
  • RS485 with supported protocols UMB-Binary, UMB-ASCII, Modbus-RTU, Modbus-ASCII, XDR and SDI-12
Compact Weather Sensor WS800 with detection of temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, wind direction, wind speed, precipitation intensity, precipitation quantity, radiation and lightning strikes

WS800-UMB Smart Weather Sensor

First and only compact all-in-one weather sensor with detection of lightning strikes

Compact all-in-one weather sensor from the WS-Series. Measurement of temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, wind direction, wind speed, precipitation intensity, precipitation quantity, radiation and lightning strikes.

  • temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, wind direction, wind speed, precipitation intensity, precipitation quantity, radiation, lightning strikes
  • Ultrasonic/Wind, NTC/T, Capacitive/RH/Pressure, Thermopile/Radiation, Radar/Precipitation, radio wave emission/Lightning strikes
  • First and only compact all-in-one weather sensor with lightning detection, low power, heater, aspirated radiation shield, maintenance-free operation, open communication protocol
  • RS485 with supported protocols UMB-Binary, UMB-ASCII, Modbus-RTU, Modbus-ASCII, XDR and SDI-12
Lufft ARS31Pro-UMB active road sensor - road weather station - rwis - motorway - highway - runway

Intelligent Active Road Sensor ARS31Pro-UMB

Detection of freezing temperatures independently from de-icing materials as well as road surface temperature with the embedded active road weather sensor ARS31Pro-UMB. Easy to maintain through its two parted housing…

  • road surface temperature, freezing point
  • active cooling and heating (Peltier element), NTC (road surface temp.)
  • Two part housing design allows easy maintenance/re-calibration, low energy consumption allows solar operation, freezing point determined independently from de-icing material
  • RS485
Lufft ARS31-UMB active road sensor - road weather station - rwis - motorway - highway - runway

Intelligent Active Road Sensor ARS31-UMB

The embedded active road weather sensor ARS31-UMB detects freezing temperatures independently from de-icing materials and is easy to maintain through its two parted housing…

The embedded active road weather sensor ARS31-UMB detects freezing temperatures independently from de-icing materials and is easy to maintain through its two parted housing…

  • freezing point
  • active cooling and heating (Peltier element)
  • Two part housing design allows easy maintenance/re-calibration, low energy consumption allows solar operation, freezing point determined independently from de-icing material
  • RS485
Lufft IRS31Pro-UMB passive road sensor - road weather station - rwis - motorway - highway

Intelligent Passive Road Sensor IRS31Pro-UMB

The passive road sensor IRS31Pro-UMB convinces by its two part housing design and accurate detection of road surface temperature, water film height, freezing temperature, ice percentage and many more...

The passive road sensor IRS31Pro-UMB convinces by its two part housing design and accurate detection of road surface temperature, water film height, freezing temperature, ice percentage and many more...

  • Road surface temperature, water film height up to 4mm, freezing temperature for different de-icing materials (NaCl, MgCl, CaCl), road condition (dry/damp/wet/ice or snow/moist with salt/wet with salt), friction, ice Percentage, 2 additional depth sensors
  • Conductivity measurement (ice percentage), radar measurement (water film), NTC (road surface temp.)
  • Two part housing design allows easy maintenance/re-calibration, low energy consumption allows solar operation, radar principle to measure water film
  • RS485, SDI-12, analogue outputs
Lufft MARWIS-UMB mobile advanced road weather information sensor - road weather - road weather information sensor - rwis - motorway - highway - runway - airport - road weather sensor - road sensor - mobile sensor - friction

MARWIS-UMB - Mobile Advanced Road Weather Information Sensor

MARWIS is the first road and runway weather sensor detecting road conditions, temperatures, friction and other parameters mobile and in real time from driving vehicles...

MARWIS is the first road and runway weather sensor detecting road conditions, temperatures, friction and other parameters mobile in real time for vehicles.

  • Road condition (dry, moist, wet, ice, snow, critical wet, chemically wet), road surface temperature, ambient temperature, water film height up to 6mm, dew point temperature, relative humidity, ice percentage, friction (calculated)
  • Optical LED transmitters, photo receivers, pyrometer, infrared
  • Mobile, plug and play, 100 measurements per second with max. output rate of 10Hz, multifunctional, real time thermal mapping, wireless data transfer
  • Bluetooth, RS485, CAN-Bus
Compact Weather Sensor WS500 with detection of temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, wind direction, wind speed

WS500-UMB Smart Weather Sensor

Compact all-in-one weather sensor for measurement of temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, wind direction and wind speed.

Compact all-in-one weather sensor from the WS-Series. Measurement of temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, wind direction and wind speed.

  • Temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, wind direction and wind speed
  • Ultrasonic/Wind, NTC/T, Capacitive/RH, MEMS capacitive/Pressure
  • Compact all-in-one weather sensor, low power, heater, aspirated radiation shield, maintenance-free operation, open communication protocol
  • RS485 with supported protocols UMB-Binary, UMB-ASCII, Modbus-RTU, Modbus-ASCII, XDR and SDI-12
Lufft Visibility Sensor VS20k - detection of visibility, fog, dust - road application, road weather, traffic weather rwis

Visibility Sensor VS20k-UMB

New product version of the known Lufft VS20 visibility sensor with a measurement range of 10...20'000m, easy calibration functionality, sea waterproof housing and (active) spider defence

The VS20k visibility sensor measures visibility up to 20'000 m, ideal for road traffic applications on motorways, highways or bridges. Long life time is guaranteed thanks to the sea-water proof housing design.

  • Visibility (measuring range 10 ... 20'000 m)
  • 45° forward light scattering
  • suitable for extreme ambient conditions, active spider defence, seawater resistant, compatible interfaces
  • RS-485, analogue output
V200A Anemometer - ultrasonic wind sensor - sonic wind sensor for wind turbine control

V200A Ultrasonic Wind Sensor

Extremely precise and maintenance-free measurement of wind speed and wind direction

Ultrasonic Wind Sensor, plastic housing and 20W-heater

  • Wind speed, wind direction, virtual temperature, barometric pressure
  • Ultrasonic
  • Maintenance-free measurement, suitable for extreme ambient conditions, ice-free operation, compatible interfaces
  • SDI-12, RS-485, various RS-485-protocols, analogue output
VENTUS Anemometer - ultrasonic wind sensor - sonic wind sensor for wind turbine control

VENTUS-UMB Ultrasonic Wind Sensor

Extremely precise and maintenance-free measurement of wind speed and wind direction even in the lowest temperature

Thanks to the ultrasonic measuring method the wind sensor Lufft Ventus has no moving parts and therefore needs almost no maintenance. It measures wind speed and wind direction according to the WMO guideline and acquires the barometric pressure.

  • Wind speed, wind direction, virtual temperature, barometric pressure
  • Ultrasonic
  • Maintenance-free measurement, suitable for extreme ambient conditions, ice-free operation, vibration and seawater resistant, compatible interfaces
  • SDI-12, RS-485 with supported protocols Binary, ASCII, NMEA, Modbus & analogue output
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