Optical Scientific Inc. (OSI)

Founded in 1985 and based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Optical Scientific Inc. (OSI) has been a leader in demonstrating the many benefits of automated weather/environmental sensors and systems. In fact, OSI's name has become synonymous with advanced weather/environmental instruments that open a new avenue to twenty-first century technologies. OSI's instruments and systems work reliably for unattended field operations - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and often in critical areas such as airports, along highways and railroads, in forests, on data buoys in the middle of oceans, and even in the Antarctic. OSI’s instruments have logged over 200 million unit hours of field experience. OSI’s AWOS systems are complete integrated weather stations and OSI also manufacturers various state-of-the-art sensors, including those for present weather and visibility, rain/precipitation, hail and ice, as well as wind speed and air turbulence.

OSI’s AWOS systems are complete integrated weather stations, and include:

·        Modular Automated Weather Observation Systems (MAWOS): Designed for continuous weather reporting in aviation applications. The system is flexible, robust, easily installed, and extremely reliable. Options include a Dual Barometric Pressure Sensor, Wind Speed/Direction, Temperature/Relative Humidity and a Ceilometer.

·        Low-Power Automated Weather Observation Systems (LPAWOS): An advanced and portable, Low Power Automated Weather Station reporting present weather and visibility. It is small in size, light weight and has a rugged design

·        AWOS-AV: This system was originally designed to bring aviation grade weather reporting capabilities to general aviation airports unable to afford the current line of FAA approved AWOS products, with reduced both installation and maintenance costs. OSi has recently acquired the rights to manufacture, sell and support this product from Belfort Instruments.  

OSI also manufacturers various state-of-the-art sensors, including those for present weather and visibility, rain/precipitation, hail and ice, as well as wind speed and air turbulence.

For additional information on OSI, please visit www.opticalscientific.com.