Droplet acquires Micro Pulse Lidar portfolio

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Droplet Measurement Technologies has acquired the Micro Pulse Lidar (MPL) product portfolio from Hexagon’s Geosystem division.

Micro Pulse Lidar technology was developed by NASA in 1997 and brought to market by Sigma Space Corporation, later acquired by Hexagon.

Micro pulse instruments deliver atmospheric information to scientists, researchers, meteorologists and other professionals who monitor and analyze clouds, air quality and safety.

Droplet manufactures scientific cloud and aerosol particle measurement instruments, and Micro Pulse’s products complement its portfolio.

Justin Fisher, director – atmospheric lidar at Hexagon’s Geosystems division, said, “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, said, “The MPL products are a great addition to Droplet’s portfolio of instruments for measuring aerosols and bioaerosols, black carbon, cloud particles, and ice and cloud nuclei. Plus, our science team is already finding ways to integrate the MPL data with our existing capabilities to support critical measurement campaigns.”

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