CI-203 Handheld Laser Leaf Area Meter

Fast & intuitive leaf area measurements for in situ plant research

One-touch data in the palm of your hand

The super light-weight Handheld Laser Leaf Area Meter yields 7 measurement parameters in a single sweep of the wand, as well as GPS tagging for precise measurement location tracking.


CI-203

Durable and field-ready

Highly durable, super light-weight frame enables users to confidently use the instrument in field conditions.

Intuitive design

Intuitive wand-style design makes data collection quick and easy for any user.

Instant scan verification

On-board graphic LCD display instantaneously renders leaf area outline for real- time scan verification.

Easy location tracking

Internal GPS tagging for consistent, traceable measurements.

Virtually unlimited storage

Included removable SD card allows for virtually unlimited storage and easy data transfer.

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Durable and field-ready

Highly durable, super light-weight frame enables users to confidently use the instrument in field conditions.

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Intuitive design

Intuitive wand-style design makes data collection quick and easy for any user.

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Instant scan verification

On-board graphic LCD display instantaneously renders leaf area outline for real- time scan verification.

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Easy location tracking

Internal GPS tagging for consistent, traceable measurements.

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Virtually unlimited storage

Included removable SD card allows for virtually unlimited storage and easy data transfer.

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Fast, intuitive leaf area measurement

Non-destructive, single-action data collection

Simply sweep the CI-203 over a leaf to yield measurement parameters without disturbing the plant itself.

7 measurements with a single scan

One sweep yields 7 leaf area measurements: area, width, length, perimeter, shape factor, ratio, and void count.

Optional conveyor attachment

Use the conveyor attachment to achieve rapid measurements of numerous detached leaf samples.

GPS location tracking

Internal GPS tagging ensures consistent, traceable measurements allowing for repeated measurements in the same location over time.

No calibration required

Ready to use right out of the box, the CI-203 allows you to begin taking measurements immediately.

Verify scans instantly

On-board graphic LCD display instantaneously renders leaf area outline for real-time scan verification.

  • Does this product come with a warranty?

  • All CID instruments come with a 12-month warranty from the point of sale. The warranty covers repairing and replacing defective parts of the instrument that were manufactured directly by CID Bio-Science. The warranty does not cover wear and tear, neglect, misuse, accident, or excessive deterioration. Further, repair and alteration by an unauthorized party voids the warranty. More information can be found in the operation manual of your instrument.

  • Is the CI-203 waterproof?

  • The CI-203 is not designed to be waterproof and should not be used underwater. The CI-203 is designed to be water-resistant. Use in light rain is fine, however, there are electronics that can be damaged from water entering the instrument, so it is not recommended to use the CI-203 during heavy rainfall. Furthermore, it should be noted that the tablet provided with the CI-203 is not waterproof and a waterproof case would need to be purchased for use in wet conditions.

  • What are the acceptable operating temperatures of this product?

  • The CI-203 can be reliably operated in temperatures from 0 to 50° C. For temperatures outside this range, please consult with our application science team.

  • What different types of researchers use the Handheld Laser Leaf Area Meter?

  • Plant physiology, forestry, environmental, and crop researchers all benefit enormously from the metrics that the Handheld Laser Leaf Area Meter provides.

  • How much does the device weigh?

  • The Handheld Laser Leaf Area Meter weighs 975 g.

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Specifications

Measuring Thickness 1.4 cm maximum
Measuring Width 15 cm maximum
Measuring Length 300 cm maximum
Resolution 0.01 cm2
Accuracy ±1% for samples >10 cm²
Interface USB 2.0
Scanner 670 nm
Dimensions 35.5L x 4.5W x5H cm
Weight 975 g
Display Transflective graphic
Scanning Speed 200 mm/second
Battery 7.2 volt rechargeable NiMH
Battery Capacity Over 250 scans per charge
Operating Temperature 0-50° C
Data Storage 16 GB SD card

Theory of operation

The CI-203 collects length, width, perimeter, and area measurements directly using a combination of a sweeping laser beam and an optical motion sensor. Once activated, the device sends a low energy laser beam across the laser window 500 times per second at a rate of 150 m/s. As the user moves the CI-203 wand down the leaf, an optical sensor records the motion, and the onboard processing unit collects the data. Each laser sweep uses the optical sensor data to correctly accumulate the area and perimeter measurements. When the optical sensor detects that vertical motion has stopped, the laser subsystem stops taking measurements and the processing unit computes and posts the final results.

The perimeter increment is calculated and added to the perimeter accumulator. The perimeter increment is calculated using the function:

Computing Ratio and Shape Factor

Aspect ratio and shape factor information are calculated from the measurements collected by the CI-203. The calculations used are shown below.

Aspect ratio is the ratio of the leaf length to its maximum width:

Shape factor is the ratio of the leaf area to the leaf perimeter, corrected so that the shape factor of a circle is equal to 1:

Get to know the CI-203 Handheld Laser Leaf Area Meter

The CI-203 Handheld Laser Leaf Area Meter is a highly portable laser scanner ideal for rapid and non-destructive leaf area measurement in any location.

Rapid and non-destructive leaf area data capture

Single-handed operation and virtually unlimited data storage make the CI-203 perfect for the field or the lab.