Runway Visual Range (RVR) Systems

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Runway Visual Range (RVR) Systems

AWI offers Runway Visual Range (RVR) systems in a number of configurations to meet your precise needs. At the core of these RVR systems are the Model 8365 Dual Technology Visibility Sensor and the Model 6498 Combined Visibility and Present Weather Sensor.

Our forward-scatter RVR systems combine the Model 8365 Dual Technology Visibility Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor (ALS), and Runway Light Intensity Interface to produce an RVR system that offers precision and accuracy in both high and low visibility conditions.

Download the Model 8365 product specification sheet here.

AWI's Dual Technology RVR System is based on the 8365 Dual Technology Visibility Sensor. The 8365 uses both direct attenuation and forward scatter technologies. This enables the sensor to accurately measure restricted visibility due to various airborne particle sizes and types (once possible only with a traditional transmissometer) while at the same time provide the reliability, maintainability and affordability of a forward scatter visibility sensor.

Unlike other forward scatter visibility sensors, the Dual Technology Visibility Sensor is able to measure degradation of visibility due to smoke, dust, and blowing sand. As these various elements affect extinction coefficient readings, a highly accurate MOR (Meteorological Optical Range) is calculated.

The Dual Technology RVR System is a cost-effective solution that allows airports of any size to have access to the latest weather measurement technology. AWI's continuous research and development have produced significant leaps forward in the area of airport safety, providing airports with the most accurate and reliable RVR and MOR measurements available today.