Meterological and biological instrumentation including dataloggers and microclimate sensors.
Light Sensors and Systems
Skye Instruments have been designing and manufacturing
light sensors and systems since 1983, and have
developed a strong specialisation in this field. All sensors have fully traceable calibrations to National Standards (UK NPL or WMO) for wavelengths between
UV (280 nm) and SWIR (2400 nm).
MiniMet Automatic Weather Station
The Skye MiniMet is a robust, easy to operate, automatic
weather station with a choice of up to 16 sensors. Accurate,
calibrated yet low cost means it is suitable for research, industry and amateur meteorologists alike. It can be portable or permanently fixed, with a choice of power supply and communication options to suit.
Light Sensors and Radiometers
The range of calibrated light and radiation sensors include
PAR, Red-Far Red, Solar Radiation, UV and Lux, plus 2 and
4 channel Radiometers with a custom choice of wavebands
between 400 nm and 2400 nm. Calibrated bands to match
Earth Observation satellite sensors are a Skye speciality.
Environmental and meteorological sensors are available
with Skye dataloggers and meters, or for connection to
other dataloggers or industrial controllers. A wide variety
of outputs are offered to suit most applications.
The multichannel SpectroSense2 meter range for Light sensors and Radiometers has options for display, logging and GPS mapping. It offers ratios between channels, e.g. Red / Far-Red ratio,Vegetation Index calculations, e.g. NDVI, and solar energy integration in MJ.day-1
The DataHog2 logger has been especially designed for
accurate measurement of the small current output from
light sensor photodiodes. It also has standard voltage and
counter channels for the addition of other sensors, up to
a total of 16. It is a small, weatherproof, self contained
device which can be used at the centre of an AWS or
other logging system. Relay outputs are optional for
Plant Moisture Systems
Skye have been manufacturing plant moisture systems since
1987. For nearly 20 years these instruments have been used
to study the demand for water in plants by measuring the
plant moisture potential or stress.