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 350.

Title Acronymsort descending Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Pushbroom Imager for Cloud and Aerosol Research and Development PICARD Steve Platnick (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer Imagery
Picarro G1301-c Methane/Carbon Dioxide Analyzer Picarro Frank Flocke (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4
Particle Into Liquid Sampler PILS Rodney Weber (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Ion Chromatography Na, NH4, K, Mg, Ca+2, Cl, NO2, NO3, SO4, PO4, Br-, WSOC
Precipitation Imaging Probe PIP Andrew Heymsfield (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Particle imager, Spectrometer Particle size distribution
Polarization Modulated Gas Filter Correlation Radiometer PM-GFCR Glen Sachse (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Radiometer C2H6
Polarimetric Ku-Band Scatterometer PolSCAT Steven J Dinardo (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC Radar, Scatterometer Radar backscatter
URI Peroxides and Formaldehyde Instrument POPS Brian Heikes (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Fluorescence H2O2, CH3OOH, CH2O
Applanix POS System POS AV Lee Thornhill (PI) B200 - LARC, Caravan, Cessna 402B, DC-8 - AFRC, J-31, WB-57 - JSC Navigation recorder Aircraft position
Dual-Frequency Airborne Precipitation Radar PR-2 Eastwood Im (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Radar Doppler radar backscatter
Portable Remote Imaging Spectrometer PRISM David Thompson (PI) Twin Otter International, Gulfstream III - LaRC, ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer Radiance, Ocean Color, Chlorophyll-a
Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer PSR Al Gasiewski (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Proteus, WB-57 - JSC Radiometer Brightness Temperature
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
Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer - C/X Band PSR/CX Al Gasiewski (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Proteus, WB-57 - JSC Radiometer Brightness Temperature, Soil Moisture, Sea Ice Surface Elevation
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
Particles in the Upper Troposphere/Lower Stratosphere PUTLS Luke D. Ziemba (PI) WB-57 - JSC Optical particle counter Aerosol Number Concentration, Aerosol Size Distribution
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
Quadropole Mass Spectrometer QMS Alan Brandy (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF
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

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