The lightest weather sondes in the world
Skyfora’s StreamSondes are the most environmentally friendly and cost-efficient way to obtain superior atmospheric data for improved forecasting and research purposes.
WITH SKYFORA’S Stream sondes
Access to more data with unique features and complementary sensors
Reduced operational and logistics costs
The most environmentally friendly way to comprehensive insights
Unmatched weather data accuracy
Skyfora has extensive experience in developing miniature electronic designs, weather sensors and instruments that challenge the status quo in the radiosonde and dropsonde industries.
Our StreamSondes provide industry-standard performance for traditional data and sensors, pressure, temperature, and humidity. Wind and turbulence data are more accurate due to the in-house developed dual-band GNSS receiver.
The StreamSondes include several features and complementary sensors that provide more scientific data for forecasting and research purposes.
Our ultralight and environmentally friendly radiosonde, StreamSonde RS, provides industry-standard meteorological data during both ascent and descent. The embedded release mechanism allows the StreamSonde RS to be released from the balloon at a desired height, providing an additional atmospheric profile throughout its unperturbed descent. This feature allows for two profiles at the cost of one, improving weather forecasts.
The StreamSonde RS offers a cost-efficient way to access better meteorological data. Its low weight enables the use of less helium or hydrogen which improves operator safety and reduces operational and logistics costs. Additionally, its small size, miniature electronics, low weight of the cover and need for less helium/hydrogen result in less environmental debris and more environmentally friendly operations, which are crucial consideration for any national weather service or researcher.
- Dualprofile™ usage provides two sounding profiles instead of only one
- Cost efficient operations and logistics with need for less helium/hydrogen
- The most environmentally friendly solution
- Captures PTU and more accurate GNSS-based wind data
Stream Sonde DS
Our ultralight dropsonde, StreamSonde DS, weighs only 14 grams. Thanks to its optimized aerodynamic shape, it descends as slowly as 5m/s at sea level, without the distraction of a parachute. The slow descent, prolonged measurement time, and lightweight design allow it to catch updrafts like no instrument before it, providing detailed information on winds and turbulence. This new and crucial data improves storm forecasting and research.
- Ultra-lightweight sonde for atmospheric profiling from flight altitude to the surface.
- A low terminal velocity of <5m/s provides prolonged descent times, offering unprecedented details of horizontal and vertical wind.
- High-resolution data from sensors, including pressure, temperature, humidity, and wind, as well as complementary turbulence data from 3D motion sensors.
- Prolonged transmission range of up to 1000 km/620 miles.
- Swarm measurement capability encompassing 50+ simultaneous sondes.
The StreamSonde RS-Sens has all benefits and features of the StreamSonde RS including industry-standard meteorological data, the embedded release mechanism for an unperturbed additional descent profile and ultra lightweight resulting in cost efficient operations using 30% less helium or hydrogen and in significantly less environmental debris. In addition to the unique StreamSonde RS features the StreamSonde RS-Sens offers complementary sensors including 3D motion sensors, air quality sensors and RGB/UV and IR ambient light sensors. The StreamSonde RS-Sens is also available either with standard radiosonde batteries or with a re-chargeable battery enabling cost efficient and environmentally friendly reusage when appropriate.
Complementary sensors include:
- 3D motion sensors for detailed turbulence data
- Air quality sensor providing O and NO data
- RGB/UV and IR ambient light sensors
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