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 281 - 300 of 349.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Polarized Imaging Nephelometer PI-Neph J. Vanderlei Martins (PI) B200 - LARC, DC-8 - AFRC Aerosol
Portable Remote Imaging Spectrometer PRISM Zakos Mouroulis (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
Programmable Flask Package Whole Air Sampler PFP Stephen (Steve) Montzka (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Whole Air Sampling N2O, SF6, H2, CS2, OCS, CO2, CH4, CO, CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs, Solvents, Methyl Halides, Hydrocarbons, Perfluorocarbons
Proton-Transfer-Reaction Mass Spectrometer PTR-MS Armin Wisthaler (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) CH3CHO, (CH3)2CO, CH3CN, C6H6, C4H4O, C5H8, CH3OH, MVK, C7H8
Pulse Height Analyzer PHA E.G. Stassinopoulos (PI) ER-2 - AFRC
Pushbroom Imager for Cloud and Aerosol Research and Development PICARD Steve Platnick (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer Imagery
Quadropole Mass Spectrometer QMS Alan Brandy (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF
Quantum Cascade Laser System QCLS Bruce Daube (PI) NCAR G-V, NOAA P-3, DC-8 - AFRC Laser absorption CO2, CO, CH4, N2O
Quartz Crystal Microbalance/Surface Acoustic Wave QCM/SAW Arthur Thorpe (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Counterflow virtual impactor Aerosol
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
Rapid Ozone Experiment ROZE Reem A. Hannun (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC O3
RC-10 Mapping Cameras RC-10 James D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Camera Imagery
Reactive Nitrogen David Fahey (PI) ER-2 - AFRC NO2, NO3, NOy, NO, N2O5, ClONO2
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
Research Scanning Polarimeter RSP Brian Cairns (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Polarimeter Imagery
Rosemount Icing Detector RICE Andrew Heymsfield (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Cloud Liquid Water Content
Sandia National Laboratory 2-channel Radiometer PHOT Dick Spalding (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Photometer, Radiometer Brightness Temperature

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