We are proud to announce being part of the Lidar Emitter and Multispecies greenhouse gases
Observation INstrument project - short LEMON, a H2020 funded activity.
The LEMON consortium consists of 8 partners from 4 different countries, including academic experts,
research centres and SME partners.
LEMON shall deliver a new DIfferential Absorption Lidar (DIAL)
The innovative LEMON concept is based on a versatile, efficient multispecies Lidar emitter:
- development of only one space instrument for CO2, CH4, H2O, HDO measurements necessary
- simultaneous CO2+H2O or H2O HDO measurements possible
Technology development of LEMON Lidar and
validation of the instrument by an airborne
measurement campaign (source: LEMON DIAL project)
DIAL Lidar principle (source: LEMON DIAL
SpaceTech development for LEMON
Being part of the LEMON project, STI was elected to develop, manufacture and deliver the so-called LEMON FRUIT
which consists of a wavemeter, controlling unit, tunable absolute reference laser and heterodyne beating detection.
In addition, SpaceTech is responsible for the system planning and evaluation of a future spaceborne LIDAR.
LEMON sub-systems interrelation, TREE: TRansmittEr module, FRUIT: FRequency ReFerence UnIT,
ARM: Acquisition and Reciever Module, SEED: Software and ElEctronics for instruments control and
Data recording (source: LEMON DIAL project)
Growing branches for a spaceborne LEMON LIDAR development
- Roadmap analysis
- Sub-units environmental testing
- Critical components radiation testing
- Future mission proposals
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research
and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 821868.