Founded in 1992, Meteomodem is a French company specialized the field of upper-air observation, and more specifically in the domain of radiosounding. Today, it is one of the leading radiosonde manufacturers and a major player in this business.

Meteomodem customers include a large list of NMSs (National Meteorological Services) worldwide including Meteo France among many others, but also international research institutes, universities and research laboratories, air traffic management authorities (such as the ASECNA in Africa) and military/army corps.

Currently more than 120 Meteomodem systems (upper air stations) are operated in more than 60 countries throughout the world, using Meteomodem radiosondes on a daily basis. As a world reference in this niche market of radiosounding, Meteomodem never stop developing or diversifying its activities and skills to other domains in meteorology and climatology.

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BASTA cloud radar

BASTA cloud radar
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The BASTA is a cloud radar (95GHz) dedicated to cloud and fog observation. Unlike Pulsed Radars that allow excellent performances but are very expensive, The BASTA uses a less powerful (0,5W) transmitter turning the solution more affordable. Technology The lack of power of the transmitter is compensated by FMCW (frequency modulated continuous wave) Technology and associated signal processing treatment.

BASTA enables to obtain the vertical distribution of clouds and the hydrometeors sedimentation speed. Designed with several operating modes allowing vertical resolutions from 12.5 m to 100 m. Each resolution corresponds to a field of study, the 12,5m resolution is adapted to fog and precipitation studies, the 100 m mode is much more fitted for high clouds observation.

An intermediary mode is available. This innovative and brand new radar measures the reflected energy of the hydrometeors and can be linked to the water content of the cloud. The less the resolution is in distance the best the radar sensitivity will be. The Doppler capability of the instrument allows to measure the velocity of the hydrometeors. Last but not least it is also possible to assess the size of droplets and ice crystals.

Main features:

  • Measurement of reflectivity and Doppler Velocity
  • Low power needed with direct impact on cost reduction
  • Tropospheric profile up to 12 km (20 km in tropics)
  • BASTA provides real time 24/7 vertical observations of cloud structure
  • Fog monitoring capability for enhanced security on airports (Nowcasting)
  • High mobile capability allowing BASTA to be used as a calibration mean for other radars


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Improve your wind measurements with the Pilotsonde.

This tiny GPS radiosonde without Temperature and Humidity sensors is the new advanced technology alternative to theodolite optical devices to perform Pilotsounding and developed by Meteomodem since 2013.

No more troubles with ascent prediction and monitoring or even data quality, our reliable system enables accurate and relevant automatic measurement of Wind Direction, Wind speed, Pressure and Altitude.

The Pilotsonde is easily deployable in the field, the station is powered directly by the USB port of the PC , this allows measurement continuity without interuption risks linked to a power failure.

Allowing flight real time display as well as the automatic generation and transmission of messages (ability to send messages by SMS) and report.

In addition no adjustment is required for the proper operation of the instruments.
This brand new and affordable product makes the measurement procedure easier while improving the data quality.

  • Designed for use on remote site
  • Requires no external power source
  • Ability to transmit messages via SMS
  • No adjustments required for the proper functioning of the instruments

Main functionalities and advantages:

  • Reliable operation up to 20 km altitude
  • Altitude, speed and position measured every second
  • Easy to install and to use
  • Pilotsounding procedure simplified and easier
  • Data consistency and accuracy with 3D GPS
  • On/Off switch with GPS authorization of launch indicated on the radiosonde
  • Ground receiver self powered (usb port of laptop), fitted to be operated on the field
  • Edition of Pilot, BUFR, STANAG, or configurable layer levels… with automatic sending (by email, ftp, socket and even SMS…)
  • Weight : 47 g
  • Dedicated software allowing real time display (vertical profile of wind, trahectory, hodographs…) and HD resolution
  • Printable tables and graphs
  • Map tracking


- NHMSS: Pilot sounding
- Military Forces: ballistic test, aeronautical weather information, sky diving pre flight test
- Aeronautic leisure activities: hot-air-balloon preflight test


- National met services
- NATO Armed forces

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