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Company Profile

Micro Pulse LiDAR (MPL) instruments, help scientists, meteorologists and air quality professionals monitor clouds and aerosols to better understand the structure of our atmosphere. MPL’s long-range capabilities and high quality signal increase efficiency and accuracy of the data capture process for improved atmospheric mapping. Designed for NASA, MPL uses eye safe lasers, precision photon counting electronics, and built-in data analysis to deliver a rich source of atmospheric feature information for uncovering changes in our environment.

MPL sensing tools are used on land, in the air and in space for:
• Atmospheric research – studying the physics of clouds, measuring the planetary boundary layer and using that data to improve forecasting models
• Air traffic support – detecting plumes of volcanic ash and providing vital air traffic support information
• Industrial plume tracking – detecting and tracking dust plume propagation and transport
• Air quality – monitoring, forecasting, safety and enforcement for municipalities

Agencies like the U.S. Navy, NASA, NOAA, the EPA, and the U.S. Department of Energy have been turning to Micro Pulse LiDAR instruments since 1998. 

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Check out the MPL Blog and visit the Case Study page to read how others are using our remote sensing atmospheric sensing systems

Micro Pulse LiDAR (MPL) is a powerful, sophisticated, yet compact and affordable, laser remote sensing system that provides continuous, unattended monitoring of the profiles and optical properties of clouds and aerosols in the atmosphere. MPL measures the intensity of backscattered light using photon-counting detectors and transforms the signal into atmospheric information in real time. Originally developed at NASA, MPL systems are deployed in the NASA global LiDAR network (MPLNET), the U.S. Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (DOE ARM) program and at many Universities and Meteorological Bureaus around the world.

MiniMPL  takes atmospheric LiDAR technology to a new level of portability, robustnesspower efficiency and cost effectiveness, while maintaining an exceptional signal-to-noise ratioMiniMPL is the first LiDAR on the market that has all of the electronics integrated with the optics in one box. Smaller than a carry-on suitcase and weighing only 13 kilograms, a single operator can easily manage MiniMPL’s installation and operations. MiniMPL, like MPL, transmits laser pulses (eye safe ANSI Class II, IEC 60825) that scatter from particles in the atmosphere. The system then measures the intensity of back-scattered light using photon-counting detectors, and transforms the signal into atmospheric information in real time.


  • MPL

    Detect complex cloud and aerosol structures up to 25km. High-resolution, optically robust, eye safe, reliable, continuous, autonomous, and low maintenance-->-->-
  • MiniMPL

    Detect complex cloud and aerosol structures up to 15 km. Robust, cost effective, lightweight, portable, eye safe, continuous, autonomous, and low maintenance.-->-
  • MiniMPL Enclosure

    NEMA-4 rated all-weather enclosure suitable for 24/7 outdoor use. Automatic heat/cool selection enable operation in conditions up to 100% humidity and from -10°C