Biral Lightning Detection Radar – BTD-300
The BTD-300 lightning detection radar from Biral is capable of detecting lighting, before the first strike, up to 83km away.
The BTD-300 utilises a unique quasi electrostatic operating principle, this gives superior lightning detection capabilities but with a very low false alarm rate.
With an ethernet or serial output, the BTD-300 can be easily integrated into a weather monitoring system or directly into a standard PC when using the supplied software.
As the BTD-300 meets EN50536:2011+A1:2012 requirements and IEC 62793 performance requirements for a
Class A detector and FAA performance criteria, it is perfect for installations at aerodromes.
|Lightning Detection||Cloud-to-Cloud, cloud-to-ground and intracloud lightning discharges|
|Output||Ethernet or Serial data|
|Detection efficiency||95% for single lightning flash (any type)|
|99% for a storm with 2 flashes|
|99.9% for a storm with 3 flashes|
|For flashes within 56km|
|Range||83km (51 statute miles)|
|Range measurement uncertainty||0 to 20km ±5km|
|20 to 83km ±10km|
|Range measurement repeatability||0 to 20km ±300m|
|20 to 83km ±1000m|
|False alarm rate||<2%|
|Maximum flash rate||120 flashes /minute|
|Time of flash||Nearest 10s (internal clock)|
|Measurement principle||Passive, quasi-electrostatic|
|No moving parts|
|Direction (optional extra)||Resolution 1°|
BTD-300 Lightning detection compliance
- CE Certified
- EMC compliance with EN61326-1997, 1998, 2001
- Compliance with EN50536:2011+A1:2012 for a Class 1 detector
- Performs in accordance with IEC 62793 for a Class A detector
Optional extras and alternative features
- Direction finder
- Heating options to withstand a greater temperature range -40°C to 60°C
- Relay output