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WindTracer®

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Developed and produced by Lockheed Martin, WindTracer® lidar is a remarkable technology used for studies of atmospheric conditions. WindTracer is used for airport applications, wind resource assessment and meteorological research.

WindTracer systems have been used worldwide for a decade to detect hazardous winds and aircraft wakes, providing improved flight safety for more than one million flights. Since the initial deployment in 2002, WindTracer successfully operates at Hong Kong, Tokyo, Osaka, London, New York, San Francisco and Las Vegas airports, and continues to be the lidar sensor of choice for numerous airport weather upgrade programs.

WindTracer in Australia

In Western Australia the Department of Environment and Conservation uses WindTracer for emission monitoring and for the detailed measurement of industrial pollution and the detection of plumes.

WindTracer in New Jersey

The WindTracer was installed in New Jersey for wind resource assessment of two off-shore wind farms.

WindTracer at Kansai International Airport in Osaka

At Kansai, WindTracer® provides air traffic control personnel advanced warning of wind hazards, enabling them to offer precise, timely direction to pilots during takeoff and landing.

WindTracer at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport

At McCarran, together with TDWR, WindTracer® considerably reduces the costly go-around phase of flight by producing accurate warning signals and weather alerts.

WindTracer at Tokyo Narita International Airport

The internationalization and localization of the WindTracer into the Japanese language was completed in time for the deployment at the Tokyo Narita Airport in 2008.

WindTracer at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology uses a legacy WindTracer and a next-generation WindTracer system for atmospheric research.

WindTracer at London Heathrow International Airport

The Heathrow system was purchased by EUROCONTROL to monitor the runways and collect data on wake turbulence.

WindTracer at Haneda Tokyo International Airport

WindTracer® has been operating at the Haneda International Airport since 2006, continuously scanning approach and departure corridors, providing minute-to-minute warnings to aircraft landing and taking off at the airport.

WindTracer at Hong Kong International Airport

Operating since 2002at Hong Kong Airport, WindTracer® generates a clear air view of the winds over wide areas along and near the approach and departure corridors, and covers the areas that the radar and anemometers miss.

WindTracer at Hong Kong International Airport

Using the WindTracer®, the Hong Kong Observatory has developed the world's first Lidar Windshear Alerting System (LIWAS).

WindTracer at Haneda Tokyo International Airport

The second WindTracer® system was installed at Haneda Airport in 2010 to continue monitoring the wind activity and low-level wind shear that affect landing aircraft.

WindTracer in Australia

In Western Australia the Department of Environment and Conservation uses WindTracer for emission monitoring and for the detailed measurement of industrial pollution and the detection of plumes.