TitleAcronymContact PersonNASA CenterAircraftTypeMeasurementsMeasurement RangeMeasurement Instrument PointingMeasurement FrequencyMeasurement Swath WidthMeasurement Horizontal ResolutionMeasurement Vertical ResolutionMeasurement WavelengthsMeasurement Notes
Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging SpectrometerAVIRIS-ClassicRobert O. Green (PI)JPLER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, Twin Otter, WB-57 - JSCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards), Cross-track scanning
12000 m (at 20 km)
20 m (at 20 km)
31 channels at 410-700 nm; 63 channels at 680-1270 nm; 63 channels at 1250-1860 nm; 63 channels at 1840-2450 nm9.4 nm bandwidth
Digital Mapping SystemDMSJames D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr)USRADC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, HU-25A Guardian - LaRC, Gulfstream V - NSFCameraImagery
Ground
Downwards pointing but not directly downwards
Enhanced MODIS Airborne SimulatoreMASSteve Platnick (PI)NASA GSFCER-2 - AFRCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Cross-track scanning
6.25 Hz
36000 m (at 19.8 km)
50 m (at 19.8 km)
38 channels at 0.4649-14.18 ┬Ám
Land, Vegetation and Ice SensorLVISJ. Bryan Blair (PI)NASA GSFCB200 - LARC, C-130H - WFF, Cessna 402B, Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Gulfstream III - LaRC, Gulfstream V - JSC, Gulfstream V - NSF, B200 - Dynamic AviationLidarVegetation, Vegetation structure, surface topography, ice and sea ice elevations, ocean surface topography
Ground
Cross-track scanning
2000 m (at 10 km)
20 m (at 10 km)
MODIS/ASTER Airborne SimulatorMASTERJames D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr)USRAB-200 - DOE - ARC, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFFSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
National Airborne Sounder Testbed - InterferometerNAST-IAnna Noe (Mgr)NASA LaRCER-2 - AFRC, Proteus, WB-57 - JSCInterferometerTemperature, Relative Humidity
Ground
Cross-track scanning
2300 m (at 1 km)
130 m (at 1 km)
Next-Generation Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging SpectrometerAVIRIS-NGRobert O. Green (PI)JPLER-2 - AFRC, Twin Otter, Glufstream V - JSC, Gulfstream III - LaRCSpectrometerImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards), Cross-track scanning
100 Hz
4000 m (at 8 km)
8 m (at 8 km)
380-2510 nm
Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture RadarUAVSARYunling Lou (PI)JPLGulfstream C-20A (GIII) - AFRCRadarImagery
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)