The Airborne Science Instrument Database provides details on the science instruments that have been used as part of NASA-funded airborne research.

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Currently displayed: instruments 1 - 20 of 141.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
14-channel NASA Ames Airborne Tracking Sunphotometer AATS-14 Philip B. Russell (PI) DC-8, J-31, P-3 Orion Photometer Aerosol, H2O, O3, Optical Depth, NO2
2D-S Stereo Probe 2DS Paul Lawson (PI) DC-8, WB-57 Particle imager Particle size distribution, Particle concentration, Particle Extinction
Advanced Microwave Precipitation Radiometer AMPR Anthony Guillory (Mgr) DC-8, ER-2 Microwave Radiometer Brightness Temperature
Aerodyne Aerosol Mass Spectrometer Aerodyne AMS Jose-Luis Jimenez (PI) C-130 Hercules, DC-8 Spectrometer (in situ) Cl, NH4, NO3, Organic Aerosol, SO4
Aerosol Lidar William Grant (PI) DC-8 Lidar Aerosol Scattering Ratio, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio
Aerosol/Cloud Particle Impactor/Replicator ACIR Rudolf Pueschel (PI) DC-8 Cloud Condensation Nuclei, Black Carbon, SO4
Airborne Cloud Radar ACR Steven J Dinardo (PI) DC-8, P-3 Orion, Twin Otter (DOE) Radar Radar Reflectivity
Airborne Coherent Lidar for Advanced In-flight Measurements ACLAIM Edward Teets (PI) DC-8 Lidar Doppler Lidar
Airborne Laser Isotope Spectrometer ALIS Lance Christensen (PI) DC-8, WB-57 Spectrometer (in situ) H2O, CO2 isotopes, CO2
Airborne Laser Terrain Mapper Experiment ALTM Steve Young (PI) DC-8 Lidar Topography
Airborne Multichannel Microwave Radiometer AMMR James Wang (Mgr) Convair-580, DC-8, P-3 Orion Radiometer Brightness Temperature
Airborne Rain Mapping Radar ARMAR Steve Durden (PI) DC-8 Radar Doppler Velocity, Radar Reflectivity, Brightness Temperature
Airborne Raman Ozone, Temperature, and Aerosol Lidar AROTAL Thomas J. McGee (PI) DC-8 Lidar, Raman spectrometer Temperature, Profile, O3, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Extinction, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio
Airborne Second Generation Precipitation Radar APR-2 Simone Tanelli (PI) DC-8, P-3 Orion Radar Radar Reflectivity, Linear Depolarization Radar, Doppler Velocity
Airborne Submillimeter Radiometer ASUR Harry Kullmann (PI) DC-8 Radiometer ClO, HCl, HNO3, N2O, O3
Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar AIRSAR Yunling Lou (PI) DC-8 Radar Radar backscatter
Airborne Topographic Mapper ATM William Krabill (PI) C-130 Hercules, DC-8, P-3 Orion, Twin Otter Lidar Topography
Airborne Tropospheric Hydrogen Oxides Sensor ATHOS William H. Brune (PI) DC-8 Fluorescence OH, Napthalene, HO2, NO
Ames Digital Imager DIM Paul F. Wercinski (PI) DC-8 Camera Imagery
Applanix POS System POS AV Jeffrey Myers (Mgr) B200 - LARC, Caravan, Cessna 402B, DC-8, J-31, WB-57 Navigation recorder Aircraft position