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 26.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Airborne Earth Science Microwave Imaging Radiometer AESMIR Edward Kim (PI) C-130H Hercules, P-3 Orion Radiometer Imagery, Snow Accumulation, Sea Ice Surface Elevation, H2O, Temperature
Airborne Multi-angle SpectroPolarimeter Imager AirMSPI Dave Diner (PI) ER-2 Radiometer Imagery
Airborne Multichannel Microwave Radiometer AMMR James R. Wang (Mgr) Convair-580, DC-8, P-3 Orion Radiometer Brightness Temperature
Airborne Submillimeter Radiometer ASUR Harry Kullmann (PI) DC-8 Radiometer ClO, HCl, HNO3, N2O, O3
BroadBand Radiometers BBR Anthony Bucholtz (PI) DC-8, ER-2, P-3 Orion, C-130H Hercules, NASA P-3 Radiometer Solar flux
Cloud Absorption Radiometer CAR Charles Gatebe (PI) J-31, P-3 Orion, Convair-580 Radiometer Solar flux, Imagery
Composition and Photo-Dissociative Flux Measurement CPFM C. Thomas McElroy (PI) ER-2, WB-57 Radiometer, Spectrometer (in situ) Solar flux
Conical Scanning Millimeter-wave Imaging Radiometer CoSMIR James R. Wang (Mgr) ER-2 Radiometer Brightness Temperature
Conically-Scanning Two-look Airborne Radiometer C-STAR Anthony Guillory (Mgr) DC-8 Radiometer Wind, Rain Rate
Electronically Scanning Thinned-Array Radiometer ESTAR (RadSTAR-P) David Levine (PI) P-3 Orion Radiometer Soil Moisture, Ocean Salinity
HIAPER Airborne Radiation Package HARP Samuel R. Hall (PI) NSF G-V Radiometer Actinic Flux, Irradiance
Hurricane Imaging Radiometer HIRAD Daniel Cecil (PI) Global Hawk, WB-57 Radiometer Wind Speed, Rain Rate
J(NO2) Radiometer John Barrick (Co-I) DC-8 Radiometer Solar flux
Millimeter Imaging Radiometer MIR James R. Wang (Mgr) ER-2, P-3 Orion Radiometer Brightness Temperature
NPOESS Airborne Sounder Testbed - Microwave NAST-M R. Vincent Leslie (PI) ER-2, Proteus, WB-57 Radiometer Temperature, H2O
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 Scanning Radiometer PSR Al Gasiewski (PI) DC-8, ER-2, P-3 Orion, Proteus, WB-57 Radiometer Brightness Temperature
Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer - C/X Band PSR/CX Al Gasiewski (PI) DC-8, ER-2, P-3 Orion, Proteus, WB-57 Radiometer Brightness Temperature, Soil Moisture, Sea Ice Surface Elevation
Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer - Original Scanhead PSR/A Al Gasiewski (PI) DC-8, ER-2, P-3 Orion, Proteus, WB-57 Radiometer Brightness Temperature
Polarization Modulated Gas Filter Correlation Radiometer PM-GFCR Glen Sachse (PI) P-3 Orion Radiometer C2H6


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