Lumibird acquires HALO Photonics, specialist of coherent wind LiDAR systems

HALO Photonics was founded in 2005 in the UK and was the first company to introduce the first autonomous all-sky scanning pulsed Doppler LiDAR.

The applications that HALO Photonics products can serve are, wind profiling and pollution transport for meteorology, wind power, aircraft wake vortex detection for airport weather observation systems (AWOS), urban climate modelling, boundary layer transport, cloud characterisation, turbulence, mixed layer height, wildfire tracking, volcanic ash tracking and potentially other applications areas.

Under the ownership of the Lumibird group since December 2019, HALO Photonics will be further both in terms of a new and updated product portfolio, increased capacity, increased and simplified service offerings and focused customised products for the wind energy, defence and aviation markets.