The cloud height ceilometer CBME-80 is a stand-alone instrument designed for fixed and mobile installations where accurate and reliable cloud height information is required.
The design is based on the LIDAR principle. The light emitting component is a low power diode laser with the output power limited to an eye safe level. Real time digitising techniques are employed in signal detection and a powerful 80C186 microprocessor is used in signal processing.
CBME 80 has outputs for different types of display and recording units. An RS-232C interface supports local control, test and data acquisition. For remote control and data acquisition there is a built-in FSK modem.