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 350.

Title Acronymsort ascending Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
NPOESS Airborne Sounder Testbed - Microwave NAST-M R. Vincent Leslie (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, WB-57 - JSC Radiometer Temperature, H2O
National Airborne Sounder Testbed - Interferometer NAST-I Anna Noe (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, WB-57 - JSC Interferometer Temperature, Relative Humidity
Miniature Video Imaging System MVIS James D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC Camera Imagery
Microwave Temperature Profiler MTP Richard Denning (Mgr) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, L-188C, M-55, Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC Microwave Radiometer Temperature
Multiscale Observing System of the Ocean Surface MOSES Jeroen Molemaker (PI) B-200 (#801) - AFRC Camera Sea Surface Temperature
Measurement of Pollution in the Troposphere-Aircraft MOPITT-A James Drummond (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Sounder CO, CH4
Meteorological Measurement System MMS T. Paul Bui (PI) Alpha Jet, Sierra UAV, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC 3D Wind, Turbulence, Temperature, Position, Velocities, Attitudes, True-Airspeed, Potential Temperature
Multi-kilohertz Microlaser Altimeter MMLA Phil Dabney (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Camera, Photometer Topography
NDACC MLO FTIR MLOFTIR James W. Hannigan (PI) Interferometer CO, CH4, ClONO2, HCOOH, C2H6, HCN, HCl, HF, HNO3, H2O, HDO, OCS, N2O, O3, CH2O
JPL Mark IV Balloon Interferometer MkIV Geoffrey Toon (PI) Balloon, DC-8 - AFRC Interferometer H2O, O3, N2O, CO, CH4, NO, NO2, HNO3, HNO4, N2O5, H2O2, ClONO2, HOCl, HCl, HF, COF2, CF4, SF6, CF2ClCFCl2, CHF2Cl, CF2Cl2, CFCl3, CCl4, CH3Cl, C2H2, C2H6, OCS, HCN, N2, O2, CO2
Millimeter Imaging Radiometer MIR James R. Wang (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Radiometer Brightness Temperature
mini-DOAS mini-DOAS Jochen Peter Stutz (PI) Global Hawk - AFRC Spectrometer BrO, NO2, O4
Multispectral Imaging, Detection and Active Reflectance MiDAR Dr. Ved Chirayath (PI)
MACRES Ground Receiving Station (MGRS) MGRS Valery Zavorotny (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF
Multi-functional Fiber Laser Lidar MFLL Jeremy Dobler (PI) B-200 (UC-12B) - LARC Lidar Altitude
Medusa Whole Air Sampler Medusa Britton Stephens (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Whole Air Sampling O2, CO2, N2, Argon, CO2 isotopes
Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder MCoRDS Carl Leuschen (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC Radar Ice Sheet Thickness
MOPITT Airborne Test Radiometer MATR John Gille (Prev PI) Citation Radiometer CO, CH4
MODIS/ASTER Airborne Simulator MASTER James D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr) B-200 - DOE - ARC, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFF Spectrometer Imagery
Modular Aerial Sensing System MASS Luc Lenain (PI) Twin Otter International, Partenavia P68C (Aspen Helicopter), Gulfstream V - JSC Lidar Ocean surface and land topography, thermal imagery, hyperspectral imagery, visible imagery, point temperature


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