Gill WindObserver Wind Sensor makes TV debut on The One Show

July 17th, 2015 | Category: Company News, News Archive

Gill’s ultrasonic wind speed and direction sensor featured on the BBC’s daily TV programme, The One Show on Thursday 16th July 2015.

The WindObserver which can measure wind speeds in excess of 200mph made its TV appearance during a feature on using ultrasonic technology to show how sound waves can be used to make measurements which are useful in real life situations. During the demonstration, Phil Bassindale from Bristol University used a hair dryer to simulate wind and showed presenters Matt Baker and Alex Jones, how the WindObserver records changes in wind speed when wind is present. The changing wind speed was displayed via a touch screen display from Observator instruments.

gill wind sensor on the one show
Watch the episode on the BBC iPlayer until 17/08/2015

ABOUT ULTRASONIC WIND MEASUREMENT

WindObserver sensors use the ultrasonic time of flight principle to ascertain wind speed and direction.

Opposing sets of transducers alternately send and receive ultrasonic pulses to each other. In still air these pulses travel at the same speed.

The wind speed affects the send/receive pattern of the pulses. Pulses in the direction of air movement will reach the opposing transducer more rapidly, whilst pulses into the wind will be delayed. The stronger the prevailing wind, the more prominent the effect will be.

For more information on Gill’s ultrasonic anemometers please contact +44(0)1590 613500

This entry was posted in Company News, News Archive and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Events

CMHE Expo 2017

Gill Instruments at CMHE Expo 2017

29 - 31st March 2017
Stand B026
Guangzhou, China

Ocean Business 2017

Gill Instruments at Ocean Business 2017

4 - 6th April 2017
Stand No. V8
Southampton, UK
oceanbusiness.com

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017

Gill Instruments at European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017

23 - 28th April 2017
Vienna, Austria
egu2017.eu

OTC 2017

Gill Instruments at Winterwind 2017

1 - 4th May 2017
Booth no. 9142
Houston, Texas
otcnet.org

SolarPower International 2017

Gill Instruments at SolarPower International 2017

10 - 13th September 2017
Booth 434
Las Vegas, NV
solarpowerinternational.com