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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 22.

Title Acronymsort ascending Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar UAVSAR Yunling Lou (PI) Gulfstream C-20A (GIII) - AFRC Radar Imagery
Sea Ice Thickness Penetrating Radar Instrument SITPRI Ben Holt (PI) Radar Ice Sheet Thickness
Dual-Frequency Airborne Precipitation Radar PR-2 Eastwood Im (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Radar Doppler radar backscatter
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
Passive Active L- and S-band Sensor PALS Steven J Dinardo (PI) C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC, DC-8 - AFRC Radar, Scatterometer, Radiometer Radar backscatter, Ocean Salinity, Soil Moisture
Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder MCoRDS Carl Leuschen (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC Radar Ice Sheet Thickness
High Altitude Imaging Wind and Rain Airborne Profiler HIWRAP Gerald Heymsfield (PI) Global Hawk - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC Radar, Scatterometer Radar Reflectivity, Doppler Velocity, Wind
Airborne Glacier and Land Ice Surface Topography Interferometer GLISTIN-A Delwyn Moller (PI) Gulfstream C-20A (GIII) - AFRC Interferometer, Radar Topography
Global Ice-sheet Mapping Orbiter GISMO Ken Jezek (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Interferometer, Radar Topography
Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Snow Thickness Radar FMCW Carl Leuschen (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Radar Snow Thickness
ER-2 Doppler Radar EXRAD Gerald Heymsfield (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Radar Radar Reflectivity, Doppler Velocity,
Delay-Doppler Phase-monopulse Radar D2P Keith Raney (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Radar Altitude
Cloud Radar System CRS Gerald Heymsfield (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Radar Radar Reflectivity, Doppler Velocity
Coherent Radar Depth Sounder CARDS Prasad Gogineni (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Sounder, Radar Ice Sheet Thickness
Airborne Rain Mapping Radar ARMAR Steve Durden (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC Radar Doppler Velocity, Radar Reflectivity, Brightness Temperature
Airborne Third Generation Precipitation Radar APR-3 Simone Tanelli (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF, P-3 Radar Radar Reflectivity, , Doppler Velocity
Airborne Second Generation Precipitation Radar APR-2 Simone Tanelli (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Radar Radar Reflectivity, , Doppler Velocity
Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar AIRSAR Yunling Lou (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Radar Radar backscatter
Airborne Cloud Radar ACR Steven J Dinardo (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter (DOE) Radar Radar Reflectivity

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