Founded in 1985, Optical Scientific Inc. / OSi is a world leader in optical remote sensing technology for environmental monitoring. OSi is the inventor of the first present weather identifier (the LEDWI) and has deployed over 3000 optical weather sensors world-wide. Customers include FAA, NWS, military, state DOTs and system integrators.
Long known as the manufacturer of professional optical meteorological instrumentation, (previously as Scientific Technology, Inc. / STI) OSi now manufactures complete turnkey small and MAWOS (Modular-AWOS) systems based on our Weather Identifier and Visibility Sensor (WIVIS). For battery or solar powered systems, the low power OWI-650 is used. Traditional AC powered systems use the OWI-430. In either case, the OSI WIVIS can be integrated with a few sensors for a small system without need for a separate data logger, or it can be incorporated in our larger / modular system with a high degree of capabilities and flexibility – all at a very low cost.
The same optical sensing technology has been applied to measuring wind and turbulence (CN2) in the atmosphere (LOA – Long-baseline Optical Anemometer) and air flow in stacks, ducts and pipes (OFS – Optical Flow Sensor). The non-contact measurement technology ensures a wide range of applications, high performance, reduced maintenance and improved reliability.