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 107.

Title Acronymsort descending Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Large Pixel Format CCD Camera Franziska Harms (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Camera Imagery
Video Uplink Edward Schilling (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Camera Imagery
J(NO2) Radiometer John Barrick (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC Radiometer Solar flux
Two-Dimensional Electronically Scanning Thinned-Array Radiometer 2D-STAR David Levine (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Radiometer Soil Moisture, Ocean Salinity
Spectrometer for Sky-Scanning, Sun-Tracking Atmospheric Research 4STAR Meloe S. Kacenelenbogen (Co-I) P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, Convair 580 NRC, Gulfstream G-1 (DOE), DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer NO2, O3, H2O, Spectral Aerosol Optical Depth, Aerosol Extinction Angstrom Exponent, Aerosol Single Scattering Albedo, Aerosol Asymmetry Parameter, Aerosol Scattering phase function, Aerosol Size Distribution, Aerosol Complex Refractive Index, Cloud Optical Depth, Cloud droplet effective radius, Cloud Thermodynamic Phase, Cloud Liquid Water Content
Airborne Scanning Microwave Limb Sounder A-SMLS Nathaniel Livesey (PI) WB-57 - JSC (no longer fits), ER-2 - AFRC Limb Sounder H2O, O3, CO, primary, also: HNO3, CH2O, N2O, HCN, CH3CN, CH3OH, SO2, HDO, H2O2, NO2, CH3Cl, (CH3)2CO, depending on instrument tuning and atmospheric loading.
14-channel NASA Ames Airborne Tracking Sunphotometer AATS-14 Stephen Broccardo (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, J-31, P-3 Orion - WFF, Convair 580 NRC, Twin Otter International, C130H - WFF Photometer Aerosol, H2O, O3, Optical Depth, NO2
Airborne Compact Atmospheric Mapper ACAM Scott Janz (PI) B200 - LARC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Camera NO2, O3, Aerosol, SO2, CH2O
Airborne Emission Spectrometer AES Helen Worden (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C130 Interferometer O3, CO, H2O, CO2, CH4, NH3, etc.
Airborne Earth Science Microwave Imaging Radiometer AESMIR Edward Kim (PI) C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF Radiometer Imagery, Snow Thickness, Sea Ice Surface Elevation, H2O, Temperature
Automatic Meteor Tracker with Imager and Slit Spectrograph AIM-IT George Varros (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer Imagery
Airborne Lunar Spectral Irradiance Air-LUSI Kevin Turpie (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer Lunar Spectral Irradiance
Utah State University Airglow Study AIRGLOW Michael J. Taylor (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Camera, Interferometer Airglow, OH
Airborne Version of Hyper-Angular Rainbow Polarimeter AirHARP J. Vanderlei Martins (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Polarimeter
Airborne Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer AirMISR Dave Diner (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Camera, Spectrometer Topography
Airborne Multi-angle SpectroPolarimeter Imager AirMSPI Dave Diner (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Radiometer Imagery
Airborne 2-Channel Laser Infrared Absorption Spectrometer ALIAS-II Lance Christensen (PI) Balloon Spectrometer N2O, CH4, CO, HCl, NO2
Intensified All-sky Camera ALLSKY Peter Jenniskens (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Camera Imagery
Airborne Multichannel Microwave Radiometer AMMR James R. Wang (Mgr) Convair 580 NRC, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Radiometer Brightness Temperature
Advanced Microwave Precipitation Radiometer AMPR Timothy Lang (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Microwave Radiometer Brightness Temperature


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