VENOM stands for Velocity Extracted from scintillation via Optical Measurement. A weapon-mounted wind measurement device contains all the functions of a laser rangefinder, ballistic computer and other sensors, including inclinometer, thermometer, barometer, etc. VENOM connects to external devices such as Kestrel or PDAs. Range capability is 1800-2000m with accuracy of measurement better than +-0.5mph.
Torrey Pines Logic has developed a robust crosswind measurement system for snipers that can be easily adapted to perform wind measurement from an aerostat platform or ground station out to 5-6 km.
The VENOM Ballistics Solver (VBS) is the first small arms ballistics solver properly computing the wind’s influence on a bullet. VBS contains all standard drag curves and can support designer rounds. VBS is available as a stand-alone program under Windows or Android OS.