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 101 - 120 of 317.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Differential mobility Edward L. Winstead (Mgr) DC-8 - AFRC Differential mobility Particle size distribution
Digital Camera System DCS Jeffrey Myers (Mgr) B200 - LARC, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Twin Otter, WB-57 - JSC Camera Imagery
Digital Mapping System DMS Jeffrey Myers (Mgr) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, Falcon, NSF G-V Camera Imagery
Diode Laser Hygrometer DLH Glenn S. Diskin (PI) B200 - LARC, DC-8 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, WB-57 - JSC, NASA P-3 Laser absorption H2O
Direct beam Irradiance Airborne Spectrometer DIAS Samuel R. Hall (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer Aerosol, Optical Depth, O3
Doppler Aerosol WiNd Lidar DAWN Michael J. Kavaya (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Lidar Wind, Aerosol Backscattering
Dropsondes - DC-8 D8D Gerald Heymsfield (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Dropsonde Temperature
Dual Channel Airborne tunable diode Laser Spectrometer DCALS Alan Fried (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) CH3OH, CH2O
Dual-Beam UV-Absorption Ozone Photometer NOAA O3 Erik Richard (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC, Balloon Photometer O3
Dual-Frequency Airborne Precipitation Radar PR-2 Eastwood Im (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Radar Doppler radar backscatter
Electronically Scanning Thinned-Array Radiometer ESTAR (RadSTAR-P) David Levine (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Radiometer Soil Moisture, Ocean Salinity
Enhanced MODIS Airborne Simulator eMAS Jeffrey Myers (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer Imagery
ER-2 Doppler Radar EXRAD Gerald Heymsfield (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Radar Radar Reflectivity, Doppler Velocity, Linear Depolarization Radar
ER-2 High Altitude Dropsonde EHAD Jeffrey B. Halverson (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Dropsonde Temperature
Fabry-Perot Interferometer FPI Jay R. Herman (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Interferometer O2, CO2
Fast In-situ Stratospheric Hygrometer FISH Cornelius Schiller (PI) WB-57 - JSC H2O
Fibre-optic Fed Slit-Spectrograph SLIT Michael Winter (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) Brightness Temperature
Flight Modem Alex Coleman (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Navigation recorder Aircraft position
FluidCam Dr. Ved Chirayath (PI)
Focused Cavity Aerosol Spectrometer FCAS James Wilson (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, NSF G-V, WB-57 - JSC Optical particle counter Particle size distribution

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