We’ll be on summer vacation July 2 – July 31. During this time, we can’t give you our usual, fast response time. Sending an email to both firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com during this period will increase your chances to get hold of us.
Linköping University uses a drone with a high-performance methane sensor to map and find methane emission sources. Sparv Embedded equipped the drone with sensors. The Sparvio system takes onboard readings of a range of parameters: methane, winds, air pressure, position, orientation and speed, temperature and humidity and also reads flight data from the drone itself. All data is timestamped and logged onboard. The data is also transmitted to a ground station via radio, where the operator can view graphs during and after the flight.
This article in ACS Earth and Space Chemistry describes results as of 2021. Among other results, the authors found that wind measurements onboard the drone revealed wind variations not present at ground-based weather stations.
Methane is an important greenhouse gas and the current knowledge of emission sources is lacking. Sparv Embedded is happy to help Linköping University and others to develop methods to explore the emissions. We continue to refine our solution in this area.
We are a European reseller of Aeris Technologies supporting their high-resolution sensors for methane (CH4), carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide (NO2), etc. We are also a reseller of the unique Anemoment wind sensors.
Windsond is playing a big part in the NSF and NOAA supported project TORUS (Targeted Observations using Radar and UAVs in Supercells) in the US. The TORUS project aims at understanding the relationships between severe thunderstorms and tornado formation.
The manufacturer Anemoment LLC will shortly launch the TriSonica Sphere Wind Flux Sensor. This product was developed to address the growing demand for a compact, lightweight, 3D sonic anemometer that can accurately and precisely measure vertical wind velocity. Sparv Embedded is an approved distributor. Reach out to us if you are interested to order the sensor as is, or integrated with Sparv Embedded’s sensor system Sparvio.
The office will be closed between July 9 to August 9 due to our summer vacation. During this time, we can’t give you our usual, fast response time. Sending an email to both firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com during this period will increase your chances to get hold of us.
Sparv Embedded will be part of the AmeriFlux virtual workshop “Land-atmosphere interaction” on June 10th and 11th from 800 am – 230 pm PDT. The workshop topic is about improving the understanding of land-atmosphere interactions through integration of surface flux and boundary layer measurements.
We are passionate about producing smart measurement solutions that makes boundary layer data more accessible, cost effective and environmental friendly. Check the Sparv Embedded Product page for more information of our solutions.
Closing in to 2020, we would like to tell you what we have been up to lately and tell about our availability during the Christmas holidays.
We have been happy with the Windsond S1 model, but we feel that we want to offer an even better radiosonde to the market. That is why we are developing next generation of Windsond, called “S2”. We also mentioned this in the newsletter from earlier this year. The development is still in an early phase, so we can not reveal any release date. We have great faith in Windsond S2 and we are eager to show you the result. Some improvements that S2 will bring:
– Lower weight – Smaller – Easier to use – Quicker GPS fix – Better battery life – Adapted for soundings in rain
We have also started evaluating an optional add-on to Windsond S2, called H4, with sophisticated T/RH sensors. With response time of a fraction of a second and possible sampling rates of 10 Hz, this enables data of very high spatial resolution. Active heating can overcome condensation. This also opens up to supporting higher altitudes (maybe 10-20 km MSL).
We will share more information as development continues. Please reach out to us if you have any questions.
The office will be closed December 21st – January 2nd. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The office will be closed during July 15-21 due to summer holidays. Some of our staff will be on vacation until first and second week of August. During this time, we can’t give you our usual, fast response time.