The LIDAR-based cloud height sensor / ceilometer CHM 15k is prepared to work throughout the year and in any climate
The Lufft CHM 15k has a double-walled housing combined with integrated fan and automatic heating system. Thus it provides reliable protection against misting, precipitation, freezing or overheating.
Exact results due to high sensitivity!
Reliable and accurate results at any time of the day or night are ensured by the use of long-life laser sources, filters with narrow bandwidth and high-sensitivity photodetectors.
Parameters measured:Aerosol backscatter profile, cloud base height, cloud penetration depth, aerosol layer height, cloud cover, vertical visibility, Sky Condition Index
Measurement technology:Optical (LIDAR)
Product highlights:Measuring range up to 15 km (50,000 ft), optimized detection of several cloud layers, simple eye-safe operation, service-friendly modular device design, various data telegrams including raw data
Interfaces:RS485, LAN, RS232 oder Modem V.21, V22
Example of use of the Cloud Height Sensor / Ceilometer CHM 15k
The CHM 15k is a simple single-shaft backscatter Lidar cloud height sensor or ceilometer. Within its measuring range of up to 15 km, it reliably detects several cloud layers, cirrus clouds and aerosol layers. The ceilometer is therefore often used for the following applications and events:
Observation of up to 15,000 m high cirrus clouds
Creation of aerosol backscatter profiles
Determination of the boundary layer height
Cloud cover detection
To determine the vertical visibility