Wind/Weather Monitoring Equipment

Custom Application Weather Monitoring


  • Weather Stations
  • Sensors and Transducers
  • Balloon Mounted Systems
  • Data Loggers
  • RF Data Links
  • Solar Power

Customer Specific Applications - The Model 864

The Model 864 was designed and manufactured by Terracene International for a customer specific weather monitoring application. The project goal was to confirm that a large plot of land was suitable for wind power generation. An economical solution was arrived at by using a small dirigible to carry the airborne instrumentation package. This approach relieved the customer of the costs associated with tower construction.

The performance objectives for the Model 864 were:

  • Ease of transport and installation.
  • Light weight airborne package.
  • Low power RF data link.
  • Six month memory capacity.
  • Download by PC or RF modem.
  • Battery life in excess of 6 months.

Results of a detailed cost analysis indicated that a combination of readily available atmospheric sensors and a custom electronics package was required to meet the customers design and budget constraints.
The instrument group at Terracene produced a system consisting of an airborne sensor interface, a ground
based sensor interface, and a data logger. The system measures wind speed and wind direction, temperature, barometric pressure, relative humidity, and altitude.
The Model 864 can accept a variety of sensors and can be configured according to specific requirements.

Contact the Weather Group at Terracene for more information about a standard or custom instrument package for your weather monitoring project.