The BlueScout OWS-150 optical wind sensor is a lightweight, portable, all-weather wind assessment tool that precisely measures wind speed and direction up to 300 meters above ground—the full tip height of the largest utility-scale wind turbines. The BlueScout OWS-150 is the ultimate tool for wind prospecting, wind resource assessment and wind turbine performance assessment— using fiber optic precision to remove the guesswork from engineering analyses.
All-Weather Wind Assessment Both On and Off Shore
Tested from -40°C to 55°C, the BlueScout OWS-150 is a robust, rugged, all-weather system that generates an accurate three-dimensional vertical profile of the wind in all conditions and environments, including offshore. The performance of BlueScout OWS-150 is not affected by the moisture and salt spray found in a maritime environment, as shown in tests and multiple successful deployments. With its built-in motion compensation, the system continuously generates accurate wind data while mounted on a moving platform.
Exclusive Wind Resource Partner
BlueScout Technologies' exclusive wind resource assessment partner, AXYS Technologies, has developed a commercial offshore resource assessment buoy called the WindSentinel™, which makes precise offshore wind site assessment available at a fraction of the cost. AXYS Technologies and BlueScout Technologies will also collaborate on an onshore wind resource assessment solution called WindSentinel™ Land Station. See the AXYS Technologies website for more information.
Minimal Environmental Impact
Because the BlueScout OWS-150 is a portable unit, you don’t need to install a tower or obtain a permit. Instead, it can be mounted easily in a truck or other vehicle, driven to a site, and operated with minimal setup time, and no adverse effect on the environment.
Wind Turbine Performance Assessment
With the BlueScout OWS-150 you can determine the profile of the wind flow in front of a wind turbine, analyzing the performance against the manufacturer’s specifications. The BlueScout system can be used to quickly survey sites and gather precise wind data with ease and flexibility.