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Mounting Surface

The FT205 lightweight, low power wind sensor has been specifically designed for use on UAV and SWaP-limited applications. An integrated electronic compass makes it ideal for use on a moving platform.

WIND SPEED
0-75 m/s

HEIGHT
55.1 mm

OPERATING RANGE
20 to +70 °C

WEIGHT
100 g

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  • Measures wind speed, direction and temperature
  • Built-in electronic compass
  • No moving parts, maintenance free
  • Compact size and shape make it physically strong
  • Powered by Acu-Res® Technology – gives a signal 40dB stronger than other ultrasonics
  • Fully-sealed and water-resistant
  • Low power usage
  • Easy to integrate – mounts to a pole or flat surface
  • Operates at temperatures between -20°C and +70°C
  • Resistant to electromagnetic interference
  • Operates at altitudes up to 4000m
  • Wind speed can be output in m/s, km/h or knots
  • Individually calibrated in our wind tunnel, no-recalibration required
  • Calibration results traceable by serial number, report available upon request
  • WIND SPEED
  • Range
  • Resolution
  • Accuracy
  • WIND DIRECTION
  • Range
  • Resolution
  • Accuracy
  • Compass accuracy
  • ACOUSTIC TEMPERATURE
  • Resolution
  • Accuracy
  • Under the following conditions:
  • Speed Range
  • Operating Range
  • Difference between air and sensor temperature
  • SENSOR PERFORMANCE
  • Measurement principle
  • Units of measure
  • Data update rate
  • Altitude
  • Temperature range
  • Humidity
  • POWER REQUIREMENTS
  • Supply voltage
  • Supply current
  • PHYSICAL
  • Sensor height
  • Sensor diameter
  • I/O connector
  • I/O cable
  • Sensor weight
  • Sensor material
  • Mounting method
  • DIGITAL SENSOR
  • Interface
  • Format encoding
 
  • WIND SPEED

  • Range

    0-75m/s | 0-270km/h | 0-145.8 knots

  • Resolution

    0.1m/s | 0.1km/h | 0.1knots

  • Accuracy

    ±0.3m/s (0-16m/s)
    ±2% (16-40m/s)
    ±4% (40-75m/s)

  • WIND DIRECTION

  • Range

    0 to 360°

  • Resolution

  • Accuracy

    4° RMS

  • Compass accuracy

    5° RMS

  • ACOUSTIC TEMPERATURE

  • Resolution

    0.1°C

  • Accuracy

    ±2°C

  • Under the following conditions:

  • Speed Range

    5m/s - 60m/s

  • Operating Range

    -20°C to +60°C

  • Difference between air and sensor temperature

    <10°C

  • SENSOR PERFORMANCE

  • Measurement principle

    Acoustic Resonance

  • Units of measure

    Metres per second, kilometres per hour or knots

  • Data update rate

    Up to 10Hz

  • Altitude

    0-4000m operating range

  • Temperature range

    -20° to +70°C (operational), -40° to +85°C (storage)

  • Humidity

    0-100%

  • POWER REQUIREMENTS

  • Supply voltage

    6V to 30V DC operating range

  • Supply current

    30mA

  • PHYSICAL

  • Sensor height

    55.1mm

  • Sensor diameter

    56.4mm

  • I/O connector

    Molex CLIK-Mate

  • I/O cable

    Molex CLIK-Mate

  • Sensor weight

    100g

  • Sensor material

    3D printed graphite and nylon composite

  • Mounting method

    Surface-Mount with compressed gasket and 3x screw fit. An adaptor is provided for pole-mounting (the pole is not supplied)

  • DIGITAL SENSOR

  • Interface

    RS422 (full-duplex). RS485 (half-duplex), UART (full-duplex, 3V & 5V)

  • Format encoding

    ASCII

Datasheets:

User Manuals:
It is our policy to issue user manuals to existing customers only. However, in many circumstances we are willing to share sections of our manuals, if it will help to answer any technical queries you may have. To request a manual, please send us a request.

FT205EV – Lightweight Wind Sensor

EMC

EN 61000-6-3: Emission standard for residential, commercial and light-industrial environments
EN 61000-6-2: Immunity for Industrial Environments
EN 61000-4-2: Electrostatic discharge immunity test
EN 61000-4-3: Radiated, radio-frequency, electromagnetic field immunity test
EN 61000-4-4: Electrical fast transient/burst immunity test
EN 61000-4-8: Power frequency magnetic field immunity test
EN 61000-4-9: Pulse magnetic field immunity test
DRS03-B DEFSTAN 59-411: Magnetic field (DC) susceptibility