Orion Nomad Portable Weather Station


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Rapid Deployment Weather Monitoring System

The Orion Nomad Portable Weather Station combines cutting-edge weather sensor technology with tactical mobility to provide a revolutionary weather station for First Responders.

Weather Parameters Monitored: Temperature • Barometric Pressure • Relative Humidity • Wind Direction and Speed • Rainfall

Features

  • Compact sensor head with no moving parts, calibrated for accurate readings, tough enough for emergency environments
  • Ultrasonic wind sensor, advanced impact rain sensor
  • Wireless transceivers provide remote capability (two-mile range)
  • Tripod sensor mast makes set up simple while "quick-connect" sensor head allows system to be instantly operational
  • Sealed battery system with charger for continuous monitoring
  • Rugged transportation cases for instruments and tripod
  • Automatic interface with Cameo/Aloha Software
  • One-year Warranty

Testimonial

"Our team likes the easy-to-set-up system...we can deploy within minutes after arriving on scene. There are no moving parts, which makes the system virtually Firefighter-Proof!" – Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, HazMat Team


Standard Orion Nomad Portable Weather Station Includes

  • Wheeled carrying case houses batteries and and wireless transceiver with quick-connect sensor plug-in jacks
  • Orion sensor head with 15-feet of cable, includes:
    • Radiation shield with temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure
    • Ultrasonic wind speed and direction sensors with alignment adaptor
    • Impact rainfall sensor
  • Two 2.4 GHz wireless transceivers - 2 mile range
  • 32-hour, 12 volt, Sealed Gel Battery System (Other battery capacities are available upon request.)
  • 10ft tripod with telescoping mast, tiedown kit, compass, and mounting hardware
  • Heavy-duty canvas tripod transportation bag with tote straps

System Components:

Tripod Sensor Mast:
Made of powder coated heavy-gauge steel for added protection against the elements. The mast has three removable legs with locking pins. Telescoping extension elevates to 10 feet overall maximum height. Includes: Guy-wire ring collar, guy-wires, grounding stakes, compass for north orientation, and heavy duty canvas transportation bag.

Transportation Case:
Rugged polyethylene carrying case with roller wheels houses batteries and transceivers with quick-connect sensor plug-in jack. Foam padded interior protects sensitive equipment. Keeps all components in a constant state of readiness.

2.4 GHz Wireless Transceivers:
Gives the system remote capability within two (2) mile line-of-sight range. FCC approved and license free.

Battery Power System with Charger:
Two 12 volt sealed lead acid (SLA) gel batteries provide 32 hours of operating time each. Quick-charging battery system keeps a fresh battery in supply. Batteries come with a plastic carrying case to protect against weather elements and contaminants.

Optional Monitoring Options: Click above on the Monitoring tab.



The Orion Nomad Portable Weather Station incorporates the following sensors in a compact, all-in-one sensor head with a single 15-foot sensor cable. Click to expand for specific sensor and measurement details.


Wind Measurement

Both wind speed and direction are measured using an advanced ultrasonic sensor. The sensor uses ultrasound to determine horizontal wind speed and direction. The array of three equally spaced ultrasonic transducers on a horizontal plane is an ideal design which ensures accurate wind measurement from all wind directions, without blind angles or corrupted readings.

The wind sensor has no moving parts, which makes it maintenance free. The measurement range for wind speed is from 0 to 134 mph (0 to 60 m/s) and for wind direction from 0 to 360°.

 

   

Barometric Pressure, Temperature, and Humidity Module

Barometric pressure, temperature, and humidity measurements are combined in an advanced sensor module utilizing capacitive measurement method for each parameter.

Barometric pressure is measured using a silicon-based sensor. The sensor has minimal hysteresis and excellent repeatability, as well as outstanding temperature and long-term stability. The measurement range is from 17.72 to 32.48 in. Hg (600 to 1100 millibars)

Temperature measurement is based on a ceramic sensor. The measurement range is from -61.6 to 140 °F (-52 to +60 °C).

Humidity measurement is based on a capacitive technology. The sensor is highly accurate and it offers excellent long-term stability in a wide range of environments with negligible hysteresis. The measurement range for humidity is 0 to 100% RH.

This tri-sensor module is mounted in a specially designed radiation shield and is easily replaceable and available as a spare component.

The shield protects the sensors form both scattered and direct solar radiation and precipitation. The plastic material in the plates offers excellent thermal characteristics and UV stabilized construction. The white outer surface reflects radiation, while the black inside absorbs accumulated heat.

 

   

Rainfall Measurement

The rainfall measurement is based on an impact sensor, which detects the impact of individual rain drops. The signals exerting from the impacts are proportional to the volume of the drops. Hence, the signal from each drop can be converted directly to the accumulated rainfall. Due to the measurement method, flooding, clogging as well as wetting and evaporation losses in rain measurement are eliminated.

 

   

System Specifications Summary

Wind Speed
Range: 0-135mph (0-60 m/s)
Accuracy: ±3% at 10 m/s
Resolution: 0.1 mph (0.1 m/s)
Units Available: knots, mph, km/hr, m/s

Wind Direction
Azimuth: 0-360°
Accuracy: ±3°
Resolution: 1°
Units Available: ° Azimuth

Temperature
Range: -60 to 140°F (-52 to +60°C)
Accuracy: ±0.5°F (±-0.3°C) at 68°F (+20°C)
Resolution: 0.1°F
Units Available: °F, °C

Barometric Pressure
Range: 17.50 to 32.50 InHg (600 to 1100 hPa)
Accuracy: ±0.015 InHg (0.5 hPa) at +32 to 86°F (0 to 30°C)
±0.03 InHg (1 hPa) at -60 to 140°F (-52 to 60°C)
Resolution: 0.01 InHg (0.1 hPa)
Units Available: Kpa, mbar, InHg

Relative Humidity
Range: 0 - 100%
Accuracy: ±3% (0-90%), 5% (90-100%)
Resolution: 1%
Units Available: %RH

Precipitation
Range: cumulative
Collection Area: 60 cm2
Accuracy: ±5% (spatial variations may exist)
Resolution 0.01 in. (0.254mm )
Units Available: mm, inches

Select your desired method of data viewing and monitoring.

Color Weather Display Console

Industrial grade WVGA touchscreen displays current weather data, trends, min/max.

Computes and displays wind chill, heat index and other calculated parameters.

Seven-inch color LCD panel with 800 x 480 pixel resolution.

Available in desktop/wall-mount chassis, 19" rack mount, or panel mount.

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Touchscreen Weather Display Console

Computer Weather Monitoring Software

WeatherMaster™ is our proprietary software optimized for CWS weather stations. It provides computer weather monitoring, calculated parameters, graphing and trend displays, as well as automatic archiving of weather data, alarm notification, interface with CAMEO/ALOHA, and weather web page updates.

Read more here.

 

 

Weather Monitoring Software

Weather Microserver for Internet Monitoring and Industrial Protocols

FTP output (XML and CSV) • XML web service • Internet browser user interface

SNMP, Modbus/OPC and RTU communication protocols are standard for Industrial Management applications.

Compatible with CWOP (Citizen Weather Observer Program) and Weather Underground, the MicroServer can automatically post data from your weather station to these network websites.

Read more here.

 

 

Weather Microserver with Internet and industrial protocols

Communication connection between sensor head and monitoring device.

Wireless Transceivers – 2.4 GHZ

Standard with the Orion Nomad Portable Weather  Station, 2.4 GHz wireless transceivers offer one-mile line-of-site range.

One transceiver is housed in the weatherproof carry-case near the sensor head.

The second transceiver is connected to the Interface Module at the data display site, which then is connected to a Weather Display Console and/or computer.

Certifications

FCC (USA), IC (Canada) and ETSI (Europe).

 

2.4 GHz Wireless Transceiver 

Orion Nomad Portable Weather  Station comes standard with a tripod mast with tote bag.

Instrumentation Tripod Mast

This tripod mast is designed to provide 8 to 10 feet of stable, secure support for your weather station sensors. Set up takes less than five minutes.

The tripod is constructed from welded aluminum and anodized for appearance and longevity. The 15-pound tripod can support up to 60 pounds of equipment such as weather sensors on a 1" (outside diameter) vertical pipe stub.

Operational Features

  • Sturdy construction supports up to 60 pounds of equipment.
  • Legs insert easily into body and fasten securely with stainless steel retainer pins.
  • Guy wires clip quickly to feet for increased stability.
  • Includes tiedown kit for optional optimized stability.

Tripod Specifications

Capacity: Supports up to 60 lbs. 
Diameter: 1" OD 
Shipping Weight: 17lbs 
Shipping Box Dimensions: 70" x 8" x 8"

Download data sheet Data Sheet including diagram

 

 

Weather Station Mounting  Tripod

 


Tie-Down Kit and Tote Bag Included

For additional security in high-wind applications, the Tie-Down Kit includes:

  • 16" Spiral Stake (Auger)
  • Ratchet Tie-Down with S hooks (1200# break strength, 400# working load limit)
  • Retainer Pin
 

 

Weather  Station Tripod Mast TieDown

Tripod Mast TieDown Kit

Extended Warranties for Orion Sensor/Transmitter Module

The sensor head is one of the most fragile components of an all-in-one weather station, and frequently the one subject to the most abuse -- especially in portable and mobile installations. In addition to our standard one-year warranty which is included with the purchase price, we offer Extended Standard and "No-Fault" Warranties on the Orion Sensor Module.

The Free One-Year Standard Factory Warranty and the Extended Standard Factory Warranty do NOT cover damage due to normal wear and tear, exceptional operating conditions, negligent handling or installation, or unauthorized modifications.

The No-Fault Warranty covers repair service fees, parts and material that are not covered under the Standard Warranty. This includes damages caused by negligent handling or installation, as well as Acts of God.

Warranty service options can only be purchased with new orders.

Catalog Number: 85110

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