Wind Shear Detection
Wake Watch’s Wind Shear Detection System helps airport improve safety and costly go arounds.
Wake Watch’s Wind Shear Detection and Warning Solution makes real time measurements of dangerous wind shear conditions on approach. The system can measure horizontal wind shear over distances between 100m and 600m every 3 seconds. Vertical wind shear is also measured over 8 heights between 10m to 80m every 3 seconds. The very high update rate of this system enables timely measurements of any shear that can adversely affect aircraft landing performance including wind shear due to aircraft wake vortices.
This system is also well suited to making measurements of the mechanical wind shear caused by buildings and terrain around airports.