Wind Profiling Portable Radar

QinetiQ North America’s WiPPR® provides in-situ, real-time wind information used for a wide variety of applications including mission planning and data gathering. WiPPR data increases the accuracy of forecast models and decreases miss distance during airdrop operations. 

WiPPR accurately measures wind information on clear days as well as inclement weather such as fog, rain and snow.  Compared to other wind profiling technologies, WiPPR offers more accurate and reliable vertical wind measurement.  The system is easy to use and maintain and requires limited power to operate.  

WiPPR Applications:

  • Measurement of real-time wind information to support guided, ballistic and personnel airdrop operations
  • Measurement of wind information for meteorological application in forecast models
  • Accurately measures wind information
  • Supports guided, ballistic & personnel airdrop
  • Supports weather forecasting
  • Low profile compared to other systems
  • Works in challenging weather difficult for LIDAR
  • Easy setup
  • Low power requirement
  • Minimal maintenance required
  • Fully PADS/JPADS compatible

WiPPR Specifications
• Wind Speed Range: 0 – 66 m/s
• Sensing Range: 10 – 5,120 m
• Range Gate Depth: +/- 1.5 m
• Wind Speed Accuracy: +/- 1 m/s
• Wind Direction Accuracy: +/- 1°
• Data Output Rate: 10 Hz

• RADAR Electronics Unit: 31″(D) x 37″ (H)
• Power Conditioning Unit: 31″ x 17″ x 12″

• RADAR Electronics Unit: 105 lbs
• Power Conditioning Unit: 134 lbs

System Power:
• Input Power: 24 VDC
• Shore Power: 110 – 220 VAC
• Power Consumption: <125W cont.

Environmental Specifications:
• Operating Temperature: -20° to 45° C
• Storage Temperature: -40° to 85° C


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