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 104.

Titlesort ascending Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Wing Tip Air Particulate Sampler APS Anthony Strawa (PI) ER-2 - AFRC SO4, Black Carbon
Whole Air Sampler WAS (NCAR) Elliot Atlas (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Whole Air Sampling NMHCs, Halocarbons
Video Imaging System VIS Jeffrey Myers (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC Camera Imagery
UAS Chromatograph for Atmospheric Trace Species UCATS Brad Hall (PI) Altair, Global Hawk - AFRC, DC-8 - AFRC, Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC, ER-2 - AFRC Gas chromatography, Spectrometer (in situ), Photometer N2O, SF6, CH4, CO, O3, H2, H2O
Turbulent Air Motion Measurement System TAMMS Lee Thornhill (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF, ER-2 - AFRC Navigation recorder Aircraft position, Temperature, Pressure, H2O
Tropospheric Wind Lidar Technology Experiment TWiLiTE Bruce Gentry (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Lidar Wind
Tissue Equivalent Particle Counter TEPC Donna Gallagher (PI) ER-2 - AFRC
Thematic Mapper Simulator TMS Jeffrey Myers (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC Camera Imagery
Submillimeter Limb Sounder SLS Robert Stachnik (PI) Balloon, ER-2 - AFRC Limb Sounder ClO, O3, HCl, HNO3, N2O
Solar Spectral Flux Radiometer SSFR Peter Pilewskie (Co-I) Altair, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, J-31, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, Twin Otter - CIRPAS - NPS Radiometer Solar flux, Irradiance
Single Event Upset SEU Harold Huff (PI) ER-2 - AFRC
Scanning High-Resolution Interferometer Sounder S-HIS Hank Revercomb (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Interferometer Temperature, H2O
Research Scanning Polarimeter RSP Brian Cairns (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Polarimeter Imagery
Research Environment for Vehicle-Embedded Analysis on Linux REVEAL Lawrence C. Freudinger (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, WB-57 - JSC Navigation recorder Aircraft position
Reactive Nitrogen David Fahey (PI) ER-2 - AFRC NO2, NO3, NOy, NO, N2O5, ClONO2
RC-10 Mapping Cameras RC-10 Jeffrey Myers (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Camera Imagery
Rapid Ozone Experiment ROZE Reem A. Hannun (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC O3
Radiometric Measurement System RAMS Francisco Valero (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Radiometer Solar flux
Quartz Crystal Microbalance/Surface Acoustic Wave QCM/SAW Arthur Thorpe (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Counterflow virtual impactor Aerosol
Pushbroom Imager for Cloud and Aerosol Research and Development PICARD Steve Platnick (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer Imagery

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