MARWIS - Mobile Advanced Runway Weather Information Sensor


MARWIS is the first road and runway weather sensor from Lufft detecting road conditions, temperatures, friction and other parameters mobile from a driving vehicle…

The mobile road weather sensor MARWIS turns vehicles into driving weather stations by detecting several critical road and runway weather parameters. It can be installed on vehicles with 1 – 2m above the surface and delivers information about temperatures, water film heights, dew points, road conditions (dry, moist, wet, snow, ice), ice percentages, rel. humidity and friction with a frequency of up to 100 times per second and a max. output rate of 10 Hz. It serves as an important decision support regarding preventive gritting. Due to the open interface protocols, MARWIS can be easily integrated into existing winter maintenance monitoring networks. Similarly, the mobile road sensor can communicate directly with the control system on gritting vehicles. The measurement data output supports the protocol UMB binary.

  • Measurement of road the conditions dry, moist, wet, ice, snow, slush, chemically wet), road surface temperature, ambient temperature, water film height up to 6mm, dew point temperature, relative humidity, ice percentage, friction (calculated)
  • Mobile, plug and play, user-friendly, multifunctional
  • Up to 100 measurements per second with max. output rate of 10Hz
  • Real time thermal mapping
  • Wireless data transfer via Bluetooth
  • Interfaces: Bluetooth, RS485, CAN-Bus
  • Easy data transfer via Bluetooth, RS485 or CAN-Bus
  • Dynamic mobile data in real time and 100 times per second and a max. output rate of 10Hz.
  • Multifunctionality
  • Measurements both on the ground and in the ambient air
  • Easy to install and to clean
  • Free MARWIS app for calibration, data view as well as transfer available on Google Play and iTunes
  • One or two-meter version for different vehicle types
Dimensions Height approx. 110 mm, width approx. 200 mm, depth approx. 100 mm
Weight 1.7 kg
Admissible storage temperature -40…70 °C
Operating rel. humidity <95 % relative humidity non-condensing
Operating voltage 10…28 VDC on the sensor
Power consumption Approx. 3VA without heating, 50VA with heating
Operating temperature -40…60 °C
Operating rel. humidity 0…100 % RH
Protection type IP68
Surface conditions Dry, damp, wet, snow-/ice-covered, chemically wet, slush
Admissible height above absolute altitude 3000 m
Interface RS485, 2-wire, half duplex, Bluetooth, CAN-Bus
Road surface temperature
Principle Optical
Measuring range -40…70 °C
Unit °C
Accuracy ± 0.8 °C @ 0 °C
Resolution 0.1 °C
Ambient temperature
Measuring range -50…70 °C (°F switchable)
Unit °C (°F switchable)
Resolution 0.1 °C
Relative air humidity
Measuring range 0…100 %
Unit %
Resolution 1 %
Principle passive, calculated out of air temperature and humidity
Relative humidity above road surface
Measuring range 0 … 100 %
Unit %
Resolution 0.1 %
Principle passive, calculated out of air temperature and humidity above road surface
Dew point temperature
Measuring range -50 … 60 °C
Unit °C
Resolution 0.1 °C
Principle passive, calculated out of air temperature and humidity
Accuracy 1.5 °C @ temperature of 0…35 °C
Water film height
Principle Optical
Measuring range 0 … 6000 µm
Max. WFH is only achieved with concrete underground. For asphalt, the maximum measurable water film height is smaller and depends on the distance to the ground.
Unit µm
Resolution 1 µm
Accuracy 10%
Ice Percentage
Measuring range 0 … 100 %
Unit %
Resolution 1%
Measuring range 0…1
Resolution 0.01