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 1 - 20 of 84.

Titlesort ascending Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Whole Air Sampler WAS (UCI) Donald R. Blake (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Whole Air Sampling NMHCs, Halocarbons, Alkyl Nitrates, OCS, DMS, CS2
Two-Dimensional Electronically Scanning Thinned-Array Radiometer 2D-STAR David Levine (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Radiometer Soil Moisture, Ocean Salinity
Turbulent Air Motion Measurement System TAMMS Lee Thornhill (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF, ER-2 - AFRC Navigation recorder Aircraft position, Temperature, Pressure, H2O
TSI 3563 Integrating Nephelometer TSI Neph Cessna 402B, Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC, Twin Otter (DOE) Particle Extinction
Thickness from Offbeam Returns THOR Bob Cahalan (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Lidar Cloud Thickness
Spectrometer for Sky-Scanning, Sun-Tracking Atmospheric Research 4STAR Meloe S. Kacenelenbogen (Co-I) P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, Convair 580 NRC, Gulfstream G-1 (DOE), DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer NO2, O3, H2O, Spectral Aerosol Optical Depth, Aerosol Extinction Angstrom Exponent, Aerosol Single Scattering Albedo, Aerosol Asymmetry Parameter, Aerosol Scattering phase function, Aerosol Size Distribution, Aerosol Complex Refractive Index, Cloud Optical Depth, Cloud droplet effective radius, Cloud Thermodynamic Phase, Cloud Liquid Water Content
Solar Spectral Flux Radiometer SSFR Peter Pilewskie (Co-I) Altair, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, J-31, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, Twin Otter - CIRPAS - NPS Radiometer Solar flux, Irradiance
Slope Imaging Multi-polarization Photon-counting Lidar SIMPL David Harding (PI) Learjet 25, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC Lidar Sea Ice Surface Elevation, Ice Sheet Thickness
Sea Surface Wind Speed GPS-R Winds Jim Garrison (PI) B200 - LARC, P-3 Orion - WFF Sounder Wind
Rosemount Icing Detector RICE Andrew Heymsfield (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Cloud Liquid Water Content
Research Scanning Polarimeter RSP Brian Cairns (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Polarimeter Imagery
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
Radar Synthetic Aperture Thinned Array Radiometer - Active RadSTAR-A Peter Hillebrand (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Radiometer Soil Moisture
Quadropole Mass Spectrometer QMS Alan Brandy (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF
Polarization Modulated Gas Filter Correlation Radiometer PM-GFCR Glen Sachse (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Radiometer C2H6
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
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 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
Pathfinder Advanced Radar Ice Sounder PARIS Keith Raney (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Radar Topography

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