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Instrument: ERS microJoule Lidar EMB-ER 1/2

Name ERS microJoule Lidar EMB-ER 1/2
Acronym ERS EMB-ER
Manufacturer ERS
Operated by CNR-ISAFoM
Operated onboard

Instrument type

Name Aerosol LIDAR (LIght Detection And Ranging)
Acronym Aerosol LIDAR

Principle of operation

Measured parameter Aerosol backscatter coefficient
Operating principle

Laser pulses are transmitted, the backscattered radiation is collected in a telescope and measured by appropriate detectors. The ranging is done by measuring the pulse travel time. The backscattered signal contains information on the microphysical particle properties (aerosol Lidar).

Measurement(s) Active Remote Sensing

Dimension and weight

External dimension 240x250x400mm (Instrument) 220x80x300mm (Power supply)
Weight 3.0


Operating mode Remote sensing






Operational restriction

Operational requirements

Certification approvals

Additional information

General description: GREEN-IR ND-YAG Lidar

Pulse energy : 120 µJ@532nm and 600µJ@1064nm

Shot rate: 500 Hz

Channels: 2 Green (direct and depolarized) and 1 IR.

Measurement: PhotonCounting + Analog on Green direct, PhotonCounting on Green dep. and Analog on IR. Spatial res. 4m, range 50 - 4000m

Eye-safety: 500m

Internal sensors: Laser head temperature, env. Temperature, atm.pressure


Weight: 26 Kg

Power consumption Typ: 100W@12V Max:260W@12V ( cold start)

Power supply: 10-15V

Temperature range: Operating: 15 - 40°C, Storage: 0 - 40°C

Humidity range: <95%RH, non condensing

Software: Windows compatible software for system configuration and simple data analysis


UV wavelength: add UV channel 200µJ@355nm

1550nm wavelength: provide 1550nm only ( ask for pulse energy)

Full setup: Provide Photoncounting+Analog over all channels

GPS: Provide non differential High-Sensitivity GPS module

Remoted controls: Provide remotable switch and leds for system management

Extra sensors: Provide up to 15 inputs for extra sensors (ask for type)

Output/Input data: Exchange with an external device through serial port or Ethernet port

Access, host and processing


Consult CNR-ISAFom

Could also fit on any aircraft having the following characteristics

General description

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