Metro Weather is a start-up from Kyoto, Japan, which is responsible for the "maintenance of air infrastructure," the last mile towards the realization of an "air mobility society" in which drones will play an active role. Using the small Doppler lidar "Wind Guardian", Metro Weather will not only visualize and see the wind conditions in the sky in real time, but also predict the changes in wind conditions in the future in order to build a safe infrastructure for air mobility, including drones. In addition, it is possible to predict wind conditions caused by torrential rains and typhoons, which have been increasing in scale in recent years, and thus prevent damage from natural disasters.
The core technology of Metro Weather is the "Sky Scan" technology that extracts signals from noisy information, which has been cultivated over 30 years of development of large radars at Kyoto University, and has enabled Metro Weather to achieve high performance in a small size (up to twice the distance that can be accurately measured by the device).
The ultimate Doppler lidar
A future of safer,
more reassuring skies
is close at hand.
Our compact Doppler lidar, Wind Guardian, is capable of visualizing wind conditions over cities (the “infrastructure of the skies”) in real time, enabling us not only to observe current wind conditions but to forecast future changes, thus ensuring safety in the infrastructure that is required for making the use of drones and other aspects of “air mobility” a reality.
Multi-Scale Wind Forecast System (MWFS)
Our wide-ranging and high-resolution wind forecasting system provides real-time forecasting of wind conditions, from several minutes ahead to several days ahead
Wind Foresight provides highly accurate wind condition forecasting data in real time, based on high-resolution weather forecasting simulations taking their default values from the three-dimensional wind measurement results obtained from Doppler lidar observation networks.
This system creates more accurate forecasts of the sky environment using our proprietary sensing technology signal processing technology, created over 30 years of research. It supports the creation of a safe and reassuring infrastructure environment.
*Alpha version service starts in June 2022