Micro Pulse LiDAR, part of Hexagon

- Model MiniMPL - Atmospheric Monitoring System


The first generation of micro pulse lidar technology was designed by NASA for detecting high cirrus clouds. Our subsequent commercial “Micro Pulse LiDAR” generations (MPL and MiniMPL) have evolved with the goal of making the most cost-effective, robust, and sensitive backscatter lidar possible. This has been achieved by using quality lasers, rigid optics, and a narrow field of view (FOV), all of which contribute to stability, precision and accuracy. Continuous collection of co-polarized and cross-polarized backscattered light is an important distinction of the MPL and MiniMPL systems. Because aerosol particle shapes interact with the polarization states differently the ratio of these interactions can be used to classify scatter from distinct classes of aerosols. This allows the instruments to distinguish Saharan dust from volcanic ash or pollen for example.

From enhancing weather forecasts to monitoring air quality and increasing air traffic control safety, Micro Pulse LiDAR (MPL) is your trusted partner in remote atmospheric monitoring. Providing data in real time, this sophisticated laser remote sensing system uses the most advanced single-photon-counting detectors trusted by NASA. Make the fastest and most accurate decisions based on the reliable information from the MPL’s continuous and autonomous monitoring.

  • Aerosols and clouds up to 15km
  • Weighs only 12kg
  • Best SNR in class
  • Available in multiple wavelengths
  • Ultra-stable, rigid optics
  • < 100 W needed

* Choosing a coarser resolution results in a longer detection range. Sample data is based on a 30s/30m setting.

High altitude aerosol descends and merges into local boundary layer over a 3-day period.

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