Optical Scientific, Inc
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.
OSi has demonstrated stellar expertise in product development and manufacture. OSi developed optical scintillation technology for the automatic identification of different type of weather, the measurement of atmospheric turbulence intensity, crosswind measurement and flow velocity measurement. OSi is the original inventor of the first Present Weather Sensor (the LEDWI) for the ASOS program, all 1100 of which are still in service over twenty years later. These developments have established OSi as a leader in developing and manufacturing advanced sensors for automated weather, environment, transportation and industrial systems.
OSi's staff members work closely with customers to meet customers’ special needs. The keys to customer satisfaction are reliability, high performance, reasonable price, on schedule delivery, and rapid responsiveness. Based on the feedback from the customers, OSi continues to improve product performances and customer satisfaction. A high percentage of repeat business provides the best evidence that OSi customers also recognize our value.
Our products include:
OWI-430, (DSP-WIVIS) – hi-performance optical present weather and visibility sensor
HIP-100, (HIPS) – acoustic Hail and Ice Pellet Sensor, add-on sensor to the DSP-WIVIS
OWI-650, (LP-WIVIS) – hi-performance / low power optical present weather and visibility sensor
ORG-815, (ORG) – hi-performance optical precipitation rate sensor
MAWOS – full featured / low cost modular Airport Weather Observing System
LOA-005, (LOA) – Long-baseline Optical Anemometer crosswind and turbulence sensor for measurement over paths up to 10km or more
Full featured / very low cost modular AWOS; easy to install and expand; meets NWS, FAA, and Canadian guidelines.
World’s best performing instantaneous intensity / accumulation rain sensor; zero maintenance, use on shipboard!
Low power / hi-performance sensor for tactical / portable systems (can serve as data logger too for low cost system!)
Best in class sensor, worldwide, provides unequalled accuracy in precipitation type I.D. (50+ WMO or FAA codes)