Remote Sensing and Meteorology


Over the last 14 years, Raymetrics Greece has developed a range of highly customizable LIDARs suitable for academic uses, commercial uses (aviation, mining, heavy industry) and operational uses (meteorology, environmental). Their LIDARs are located all over the world, with systems in the USA, India, China, Africa, Brazil, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, the UK, Romania and many more. Over the years, the company has built up an extensive client list which includes such prestigious organizations as the Met Office (UK), European Space Agency (ESA), National Environment Agency (Singapore), Direccion Meteorologica de Chile, and the German Weather Service (DWD).

Together with INOESY, Raymetrics provides in Romania Lidars for:

  • Remote visibility (SVR, VOR, RVR)
  • 3D / remote cloud base
  • Fog detection
  • Volcanic ash definitive identification
  • Aerosol (and ash) layer heights
  • Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL) height
  • Numerical weather forecast model validation
  • Aerosol loading and mixing in PBL
  • Air Quality model remote data
  • Plumes
  • Remote humidity measurements.


The Ceilometer CHM 8k / 15k from LUFFT Germany is a simple, one-wavelength backscatter lidar and is operating ranges of up to 8 kilometers and, respectively up to 15 kilometers to detect multiple cloud layers, cirrus clouds, and aerosol layers. It shows an excellent signal performance, achieved by a stable wavelength, narrow line width microchip Nd:YAG laser operating at 1064 nm.

Micro-Rain Radar

The Micro-Rain-Radar MRR at 24 GHz is an unique meteorological radar profiler for Doppler spectra of hydrometeors in height ranges from 15 m to 6000 m. The high resolution in time and height enables the MRR to monitor the genesis of frozen hydrometeors, the melting zone (bright band) and the formation of rain drops. With the derived rain rate the MRR offers a calibration of weather radar. In the last years, the Micro-Rain Radar has been adapted for monitoring of avalanches and volcanos.

Doppler Cloud Radar (Ka-band)

The Ka-band Doppler Cloud Radar (named MIRA-35) is unique in performance and durability and delivers a calibrated Doppler spectrum of cloud droplets in up to 1024 height steps for a vertical range from 0.2 km to 15 km at a time resolution of 10 s. The wide dynamic range and the very high system sensitivity allow a tomography of cloud structures even in thin ice layer. The Doppler Cloud Radar can be installed stationary or in a trailer as mobile platform.

Doppler Cloud Radar (W-band)

The RPG-FMCW-94 Radar, developed by Radiometer Physics GmbH for atmospheric research, operates at 3.2 mm wavelength which allows for reaching high sensitivity with small sizes of the instrument. The radar provides range profiles of parameters that contain information about scatterers in the atmosphere such as cloud particles, raindrops, snowflakes and insects. The radar utilizes frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) signals and therefore has high range resolution down to 1 m. Doppler and polarimetric (optional) capabilities of the radar make a good basis for a classification of particles and a quantitative characterization of hydrometeors.
Areas of Applications include:

  • calibration of precipitation and cloud radars including satellite-based systems
  • estimation of propagation effects for satellite links
  • precipitation and fog nowcast
  • hydrometeor classification
  • quantitative precipitation estimation
  • wind direction and speed retrieval
  • profiling of liquid water and microphysical analysis of clouds and precipitation.


The Doppler SODAR measures vertical profiles of wind and turbulence, monitors inversion layers and derives stability classes in height ranges from 15 m to 1000 m. A powerful computer controls the sounding and processes and transfers the data. The low power version of the Doppler SODAR PCS.2000 fits perfectly for mobile stand-alone profiling at remote sites. Different versions (24 or 64 loudspeakers) are available depending of the customer’s needs!

Radiometer (Humidity and Temperature profiler)

RPG’s profiling radiometers are mainly used to derive vertical profiles of atmospheric temperature and humidity (RPG-HATPRO). The infrared radiometer extension allows to cloud base height and ice cloud detection. The radiometer series covers high-resolution temperature profiling of the boundary layer and low-humidity applications. All models of the series provide accurate total amounts of atmospheric water vapor and cloud liquid cloud. RPG radiometers are stand-alone systems for automated weather-station use under nearly all environmental conditions. A variety of retrieval algorithms (custom designed and global standard algorithms) can be selected.
Areas of applications include: meteorological observations, Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP), forecasting, now-casting, climate monitoring, aviation meteorology, astronomy, geodesy.

Doppler Lidar

The Halo Phonics Pulsed DOPPLER LIDAR is a unique, state-of-the-art autonomous system for atmospheric remote sensing. The full range of DOPPLER LIDARs is suited to boundary layer meteorology, cloud measurements, wind profiling and air quality monitoring – all in one unit.

Ideal to be used in airports (wind profiles, cloud base mapping, visibility), for university research (PBL mapping, Eddy dissipation rate, cloud research, water/ice discrimination), environmental monitoring (city pollution mapping, air quality assessment, pollution dispersion) or meteorology (wind profiling, visibility, Boundary layer mixing height, scanning ceilometer).

Cloud Condensation Nuclei Counter (CCN)

This instrument counts cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) and can be successful used in laboratories to measure how different materials form cloud droplets, in urban environments to study how pollution affects cloud and precipitation formation, and in weather modification to determine when and where to seed clouds.

Applications: atmospheric research, climate change studies, pollution research, weather modification, etc.

Weather Sensors

Assembled from the most accurate individual sensors, INOESY is offering a full range of smart weather sensors, manufactured by LUFFT GmbH Germany. Not just one device for all purposes – we have the right combination for every application such as for meteorology, hydrology, traffic weather, pv monitoring, AgMet or building automation. We also break the smart sensors down into individual sensors for you, if you prefer.

uSonic Anemometers

Metek’s anemometers (model uSonic) have acquired wide acceptance as measuring sensors for wind and turbulence. These anemometers are used in eddy-flux installations, in operational networks, at wind turbines or in any industry.
Recently, a new model of the ultrasonic anemometers (called uSonic-3 Class A MP and uSonic-3 Cage MP), which represent an innovative step forward to highest performance in atmospheric turbulence sounding, was developed.