SKIRON3D® is a high-end, state-of-the-art Doppler lidar system ideally suited to measure winds and detect hazardous wind phenomena such as wind shear, gusts, turbulence, and microbursts. SKIRON3D® provides all capabilities to meet the requirements for these applications. Together with our METEOR 60DX weather radar and an LLWAS system, SKIRON3D® constitutes Leonardo’s solution for an all-weather, three-dimensional detection of hazards that pose serious threats to aviation.
SKIRON3D® employs a MOPA (Master-Oscillator-Power-Amplifier) configuration, and combines an all-fiber technique that enables excellent beam quality with high pulse energy for long-range measurements. The lidar is equipped with a comprehensive BITE (Built-In Test Equipment) system and offers full remote surveillance and control capability based on Leonardo’s Ravis® maintenance tool.
Leonardo’s proprietary wind lidar system offers a cost-effective and modular design featuring maximum use of COTS components and a high number of LRUs (Line-Replaceable Units) and sub-LRUs for low-cost spare parts. Special features such as a proprietary designed scanner without slip rings, air-knife no-contact optical window cleaning, and an integrated camera for lidar northing using the sun, moon, or a fixed target reflect the latest findings from research and technology.
near 1550 nm
Basic Figure of Merit (FOM)
120 mJ ∙ sqrt(Hz)
Pulse Repetition Frequency (PRF)
typ. 4 kHz
Angular Span in Azimuth and in Elevation
0° - 360° continuous
Operational Range (LOS)
> 20 km with 1s accumulation time (depending on atmospheric conditions)