Aplenglow Instruments LLC

Alpenglow Instruments LLC
1938 Harney Street, Suite 151
Laramie, WY 82072

Alpenglow Instruments LLC is a solutions based company focused on the design, development and support of in-situ and remote sensing instruments. When coupled with robust data acquisition, interactive real-time display software and customer driven training and installation assistance, Alpenglow Instruments is prepared to deliver quality instrumentation products focused on atmospheric, meteorological and trace gas measurement.

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Real-time data visualization tools tailored to user applications

Training assistance including

  • Instrument installation and initial testing
  • Maintenance and optical alignment
  • Data processing and customer goal oriented data visualization
  • Laser safety uniquely designed for customer environments

Mechanical engineering assistance supplying

  • Custom laboratory and aircraft installations
  • Load analysis necessary for aircraft installation and approval

Customer driven customization of core instruments including

  • Elastic Lidar systems
  • Raman Lidar systems
  • Air-borne applications

About us

Alpenglow Instruments LLC is a technology spinoff company from the University of Wyoming’s Department of Atmospheric Science. Our company was founded in 2013 and is currently a client of the Wyoming Technology Business Center.

Perry Wechsler, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Wechsler has led the Research Engineering Group in the University of Wyoming Department of Atmospheric Science Department since 1997. Under his leadership, the group has successfully developed and deployed multiple airborne lidar systems, radar systems and in-situ measurement instruments on-board the NSF base funded King Air research aircraft (http://flights.uwyo.edu/n2uw/). As the CEO of Alpenglow Instruments LLC, he guided the design, development, manufacture and delivery of two elastic cloud lidar systems to international customers.

Dr. Zhien Wang, Chief Science Officer
Dr. Wang is a professor and the Templeton faculty fellow in the Department of Atmospheric Science at the University of Wyoming. He has over 25 years of experience in ground and airborne lidar system development and data analyses as well as satellite lidar data analyses. Over the past 10 years he has been the driving force behind the design and development of the remote sensing group in the Department of Atmospheric Science. He was awarded a coveted NSF Career grant in acknowledgement of his potential to lead transformational science in the Atmospheric realm, and he was recently awarded an NSF Major Equipment Infrastructure grant (with Co-Pi Wechsler) for the development of a new airborne Raman lidar system to measure water vapor, temperature, cloud and aerosol. As CSO for Alpenglow Instruments, Dr. Wang spearheaded the design of the compact airborne cloud lidar and the associated visualization software.

Nicholas Mahon, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Mahon is a senior mechanical engineer specializing in complex opto-mechanical instrument design and manufacture. He provides critical expertise in the engineering analyses necessary for airborne instrument development. He has provided mechanical engineering, logistical planning and project management skills to the Department of Atmospheric Science at the University of Wyoming for more than 5 years. In addition, Mr. Mahon has an MBA and is particularly suited to accurately projecting budget and resource allocation for complex engineering projects. As the CFO for Alpenglow Instruments, Mr. Mahon has provided critical budgetary, planning and mechanical design for new instrument developments.


Alpenglow Instruments LLC 1938 Harney Street, Suite 151 Laramie, WY 82072

Perry Wechsler

Chief Executive Officer



Dr. Zhien Wang

Chief Science Officer



Nick Mahon

Chief Financial Officer




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