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 61 - 80 of 173.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Digital Camera System DCS James D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr) B200 - LARC, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Twin Otter - GRC, WB-57 - JSC Camera Imagery
Digital Mapping System DMS James D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, HU-25A Guardian - LaRC, Gulfstream V - NSF Camera Imagery
Diode Laser Hygrometer DLH Glenn S. Diskin (PI) B200 - LARC, DC-8 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, WB-57 - JSC, Sherpa - WFF, HU25 Falcon - LaRC, Twin Otter - CIRPAS - NPS Laser absorption H2O
Direct beam Irradiance Airborne Spectrometer DIAS Samuel R. Hall (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer Aerosol, Optical Depth, O3
Doppler Aerosol WiNd Lidar DAWN Michael J. Kavaya (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, B-200 (UC-12B) - LARC Lidar Line of Sight Wind Speed, Vector Wind Speed and Direction, Aerosol Backscattering
Dropsondes - DC-8 D8D Gerald Heymsfield (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Dropsonde Temperature
Dual Channel Airborne tunable diode Laser Spectrometer DCALS Alan Fried (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) CH3OH, CH2O
Dual-Frequency Airborne Precipitation Radar PR-2 Eastwood Im (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Radar Doppler radar backscatter
Fabry-Perot Interferometer FPI Jay R. Herman (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Interferometer O2, CO2
Fast Cloud Droplet Probe FCDP Sarah Woods (PI) WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Global Hawk - AFRC, Learjet SPEC, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC Optical particle counter Cloud Particle Number and Size Distributions
Fibre-optic Fed Slit-Spectrograph SLIT Michael Winter (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) Brightness Temperature
Focused Cavity Aerosol Spectrometer FCAS James Wilson (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC Optical particle counter Particle size distribution
Forward Scattering Spectrometer Probe FSSP Paul Lawson (PI) Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Optical particle counter Particle size distribution
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer FTIR Michael Coffey (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer HCl, ClONO2, N2O, NO, NO2, HNO3, HF, CH4, C2H6, H2O, CO2, CF2Cl2, O3
Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Snow Thickness Radar FMCW Carl Leuschen (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Radar Snow Thickness
Gas and Aerosol Measurement Sensor/Langley Airborne A-Band Spectrometer GAMS/LAABS Michael Pitts (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Solar Occultation, Spectrometer (in situ) Optical Depth
Georgia Tech Laser-Induced Fluorescence GT-LIF David Tan (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Fluorescence NO, CH2O, NO2
Georgia Tech NO Instrument GT-NO L. Greg Huey (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Chemiluminescence NO
Goodrich Clear Air Turbulence Data Collection Kris Deverasety (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Turbulence
Harvard Tracer Suite HTS Bruce Daube (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) CO, CO2, CH4, N2O


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