Securing the Airspace with Lufft Ceilometers

Since the early days of aviation, clouds stand in the way between mankind and the sky. Today, to secure airspace and guarantee a safe flight, airports rely on meteorological instruments called ceilometers. In a recent article for the distinguished review Meteorology Technology International, our application expert Holger Wille and I explained what kind of instrument that is and how it works. 

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The new Lufft cloud height sensor is market-ready!

Since 2011, the CHM 15k cloud height sensor has been part of the Lufft portfolio – initially as Jenoptik retail product. Since 2014 it has been an integral part of the Lufft range of optical sensors. Over the years, however, we have discovered that the CHM 15k cloud height sensor doesn’t meet all demands. The idea to develop a “smaller” and at the same time more affordable version was born…

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