Droplet Measurement Technologies, LLC acquires Micro Pulse LiDAR Product Portfolio
Longmont, CO -- Droplet Measurement Technologies, LLC ('Droplet'), is pleased to announce that it has acquired the Micro Pulse LiDAR Product portfolio (collectively 'MPL') from Hexagon's Geosystems division.
The Micro Pulse LiDAR technology was initially developed by NASA in 1997 and brought to market by Sigma Space Corporation, which was later acquired by Hexagon. MPL instruments deliver a rich source of atmospheric feature information that scientists, researchers, meteorologists, and other professionals who monitor and analyze clouds, air quality and safety, rely on to better understand the structure of our atmosphere and uncover small changes that can have a significant impact on our environment and our health.
Droplet is a leading manufacturer of scientific cloud and aerosol particle measurement instruments. The MPL instruments complement Droplet's portfolio of instruments, service, and scientific consulting services for the atmospheric and environmental research communities.
Justin Fisher, Director Atmospheric LiDAR at Hexagon's Geosystems division, will continue in his role under Droplet ownership, and commented, 'I am thrilled to join the Droplet team to bring the MPL technology into their organization. Most importantly, MPL's users will now benefit from MPL's and Droplet's common focus on the research community, as well as the combined support, development, and scientific consulting capabilities that we will bring to our end users.'
Dr. Jeff Throckmorton, PhD, President and CEO of Droplet Measurement Technologies added: 'The MPL products are a great addition to Droplet's portfolio of instruments for measuring aerosols & bio-aerosols, black carbon, cloud particles, and ice & cloud nuclei. Plus, our science team is already finding ways to integrate the MPL data with our existing capabilities to support critical measurement campaigns.'