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Instrument: AWA Riegl LD90 laser altimeter

Name AWA Riegl LD90 laser altimeter
Acronym Riegl-LD90-AWI
Manufacturer RIEGL
Manufacturer website
Operated by AWI
Operated onboard

Instrument type

Name Laser Altimeter
Acronym Laser Altimeter

Principle of operation

Measured parameter Aircraft height above surface
Operating principle

Transmits a laser pulse and measures travel-time of reflected signal

Measurement(s) Active Remote Sensing

Dimension and weight

External dimension laser 30 x 20 x 30 control unit: 20 x 50 x 40 (uses same control unit as gravimeter)
Weight 11.0


Operating mode Remote sensing






Operational restriction

No operator required once the measurements are started.

Operational requirements

10 W/ 28 V DC

Certification approvals

Additional information

LD90-3800 HiP-LR

Access, host and processing


Access to other user could be arranged on request.

Could also fit on any aircraft having the following characteristics

General description

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