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 81 - 100 of 107.

Titlesort descending Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer - Original Scanhead PSR/A Al Gasiewski (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Proteus, WB-57 - JSC Radiometer Brightness Temperature
Polarization Modulated Gas Filter Correlation Radiometer PM-GFCR Glen Sachse (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Radiometer C2H6
Portable Remote Imaging Spectrometer PRISM David Thompson (PI) Twin Otter International, Gulfstream III - LaRC, ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer Radiance, Ocean Color, Chlorophyll-a
Precipitation Imaging Probe PIP Andrew Heymsfield (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Particle imager, Spectrometer Particle size distribution
Pushbroom Imager for Cloud and Aerosol Research and Development - ARC PICARD ARC James D. Jacobson Jr. (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer Imagery
Pushbroom Imager for Cloud and Aerosol Research and Development - GSFC PICARD GSFC Kerry G. Meyer (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer Imagery
Radar Synthetic Aperture Thinned Array Radiometer - Active RadSTAR-A Peter Hillebrand (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Radiometer Soil Moisture
Radiometric Measurement System RAMS Francisco Valero (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Radiometer Solar flux
Raman Airborne Spectroscopic Lidar RASL David Whiteman (PI) B200 - LARC Raman spectrometer H2O, Aerosol Scattering Ratio, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Extinction, Temperature
RC-10 Mapping Cameras RC-10 James D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Camera Imagery
Research Scanning Polarimeter RSP Brian Cairns (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130- WFF, King Air B-200 - LaRC, J-31 Polarimeter Imagery
Sandia National Laboratory 2-channel Radiometer PHOT Dick Spalding (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Photometer, Radiometer Brightness Temperature
Scanning High-Resolution Interferometer Sounder S-HIS Joe Taylor (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Proteus Interferometer Temperature, H2O
Single Particle Soot Photometer (NOAA) SP2 Joshua (Shuka) Schwarz (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, GV - NCAR, Gulfstream III - LaRC Photometer Black Carbon, Aerosol
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
Spectro-Polarimeter for Exploration - Airborne SPEX Airborne Otto Hasekamp (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Polarimeter
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
Submillimeter Limb Sounder SLS Robert Stachnik (PI) Balloon, ER-2 - AFRC Limb Sounder ClO, O3, HCl, HNO3, N2O
Telescopic High Definition Television THDTV Edward Schilling (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Camera Imagery
Thematic Mapper Simulator TMS James D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC Camera Imagery

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