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 - 16 of 16.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Airborne Topographic Mapper ATM William Krabill (Prev PI) C-130H Hercules, DC-8, P-3 Orion, Twin Otter, HU-25A Guardian Lidar Topography
Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer AVIRIS Robert O. Green (PI) ER-2, Proteus, Twin Otter, WB-57 Spectrometer Imagery
Ames Extinction Scattering Optical Property Instrument AESOP Anthony Strawa (PI) Twin Otter Particle Extinction, Single Scattering Albedo
Carbon Dioxide Laser Absorption Spectrometer CO2LAS Gary Spiers (PI) DC-8, Twin Otter Spectrometer (in situ) CO2
Cloud Integrating Nephelometer CIN Hermann Gerber (PI) C-130H Hercules, Citation, Twin Otter, WB-57 Optical particle counter Asymmetry Parameter, Optical Extinction Coefficient, Extinction-to-Backscatter Ratio
Digital Camera System DCS Jeffrey Myers (Mgr) B200 - LARC, DC-8, ER-2, Twin Otter, WB-57 Camera Imagery
Hyperspectral Thermal Emissions Spectrometer HyTES Simon Hook (PI) Twin Otter Spectrometer Temperature
Ku-band Radar Altimeter Carl Leuschen (PI) DC-8, P-3 Orion, Twin Otter, C-130H Hercules Radar Sea Ice Surface Elevation
Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder MCoRDS Carl Leuschen (PI) DC-8, P-3 Orion, Twin Otter Radar Ice Sheet Thickness
Next-Generation Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer AVIRISng Robert O. Green (PI) ER-2, Proteus, Twin Otter, WB-57 Spectrometer Imagery
Passive Active L- and S-band Sensor PALS Steven J Dinardo (PI) C-130H Hercules, P-3 Orion, Twin Otter, DC-8 Radar, Scatterometer, Radiometer Radar backscatter, Ocean Salinity, Soil Moisture
Polarimetric Ku-Band Scatterometer PolSCAT Steven J Dinardo (PI) C-130H Hercules, DC-8, P-3 Orion, Twin Otter Radar, Scatterometer Radar backscatter
Slope Imaging Multi-polarization Photon-counting Lidar SIMPL David Harding (PI) Learjet 25, P-3 Orion, Twin Otter Lidar Sea Ice Surface Elevation, Ice Sheet Thickness
Solar Spectral Flux Radiometer SSFR Warren Gore (Co-I) Altair, DC-8, ER-2, Global Hawk, J-31, P-3 Orion, Twin Otter, C-130H Hercules, Twin Otter International, NASA P-3 Radiometer Solar flux, Irradiance
TSI 3563 Integrating Nephelometer TSI Neph Cessna 402B, Citation, DC-8, P-3 Orion, Twin Otter, Twin Otter (DOE) Particle Extinction
Warm Ice Sounding Explorer WISE Yonggyu Gim (PI) DC-3, Twin Otter Sounder Ice Sheet Thickness