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joeblinky

I am on a team building an autonomous sailboat for a competition next summer. We need a reliable but affordable ultra-sonic anemometer (wind sensor). Needs to be 2-axis and we have about a 300-400 dollar budget for it.

Any advice or direction to a place that might know more about the specifications we need would be very helpful. We are a fairly new team and would appreciate advice.

Thank you,
-Jordan

CrossRoads

Checkout the RPN4
http://ontargetmarine.com/
and the Nexus sensors that would feed it.
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

Chagrin


Checkout the RPN4
http://ontargetmarine.com/
and the Nexus sensors that would feed it.

He did request an ultrasonic sensor; I don't see that either company provides one (not trying to rag on you just trying to avoid a wild goose chase for the OP).

Modern Device sells a thermal wind speed sensor. I understand that isn't ultrasonic either but it has no moving parts which I assumed is the aspect you're looking for. If you used a number of them positioned in a circle around a cylinder to block wind you could probably calculate the wind direction, however.

CrossRoads

No problem, missed the ultrasonic part. I only saw wind sensor, and knew the RPN4 interfaced with that and other things.
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

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