LDI's Mission: To design, develop and manufacture advanced research instrumentation for geoscience exploration; to deploy such instrumentation around the globe on the ground and in space for the purpose of collecting data for furthering the understanding of Earth's environment.
Lowell Digisonde International, LLC (LDI) was founded in December of 2009 by Prof. Emeritus Bodo W. Reinisch, the former director of the Center for Atmospheric Research at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, who with his team has revolutionized the science of radio sounding from ground (Digisonde® Portable Sounder) and space (IMAGE/RPI). These instruments are essential for space-weather monitoring and ionospheric modeling.
Dr. Reinisch has received numerous awards for his achievements in his field, most recently the Appleton Prize for his outstanding contribution to studies in ionospheric physics that was presented at the opening ceremony of the URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium on August 14, 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey.
In addition to Dr. Reinisch, a team of top-level scientists and engineers is contributing to LDI’s success. They devote much of their efforts to Research and Development of new HF radar applications as well as new scientific instrumentation.
Bello, S. A., Abdullah, M., Hamid, N. S. A., Reinisch, B. W., Yoshikawa, A., & Fujimoto, A. (2019). Response of ionospheric profile parameters to equatorial electrojet over Peruvian station. Earth and Space Science, 6, 617–628. doi.org/10.1029/2018EA000537
Bilitza D. and B. Reinisch (eds.) (2019), Evaluation of IRI Performance, Advances in Space Research, Volume 63, Issue 6, 15 March 2019. doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2019.01.025
Venkatesh, K., A.K. Patra, N. Balan, P.R. Fagundes, S. Tulasi Ram, I.S. Batista, & B.W. Reinisch, (2019). Superfountain effect linked with 17 March 2015 geomagnetic storm manifesting distinct F3 layer. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 124. doi.org/10.1029/2019JA026721
Our team has worked together for over 20+ years.
Directing the LDI operations. National and international representation of LDI. Research and development. Publishing in scientific journals and presentations at conferences.
Finance, Treasury, Business Planning, Human Resources and Operations.
Engineering management. Coordinating technical support for Digisondes worldwide.
Digisonde project management, System testing and development, onsite installation, user training, client consultation and system troubleshooting.
Manufacture of Ionospheric Equipment. Duties include procurement, assembly, CAD drawing, and testing assistance.
Maintenance of Digisonde.com, Artwork, Illustrations, drawings for scientific publications and reports, Digital Photos and Power-point design.
Our customers are interested in the effects of space weather on Earth’s ionosphere, supporting communication & navigation satellite operations and HF and VHF radiowave communication. Here is a list of some of our customers around the globe.