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 201 - 220 of 345.

Title Acronymsort descending Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Isotope Ratio Infrared Spectrometer IRIS Hans-Jürg Jost (PI) M-55, WB-57 - JSC Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) H2O isotopes
IRIS II Panoramic Camera IRIS II Jeffrey Myers (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC Camera Imagery
In Situ Airborne Formaldehyde ISAF Glenn M. Wolfe (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Gulfstream V - NSF, WP-3D Orion - NOAA, C-130 - NSF Fluorescence CH2O
J-31 Navigation Data System and Met Sensors J-31 NavMet Sebastian Schmidt (PI) J-31 Navigation recorder Aircraft position, Temperature
JPL Laser Hygrometer JLH Robert L. Herman (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer (in situ) H2O
Large Area Collectors LAC Michael Zolensky (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Cosmic Dust
Langley Aerosol Mass Spectrometer Langley HR-ToF-AMS Luke D. Ziemba (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, HU-25 Falcon - LaRC, C-130 - WFF Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol Mass Concentrations of Organics, Sulfate, Nitrate, Ammonium, Chloride
Langley Cloud Probes Langley In-situ Cloud Richard Moore (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130 - WFF, HU-25 Falcon - LaRC Particle imager Cloud Droplet Number and Size Distributions, Cloud Droplet Effective Radius and Variance, Precipitation Particle Number and Size Distribution, Cloud Liquid Water Content, Cloud Ice Water Content
Langley Single Particle Soot Photometer Langley SP2 Luke D. Ziemba (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130 - WFF Laser absorption Black carbon mass concentrations
Langley Wideband Integrated Bioaerosol Sensor Langley WIBS Luke D. Ziemba (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130 - WFF Fluorescence Biological aerosol number concentration, biological aerosol fraction
Langley Aerosol Research Group Experiment LARGE-classic Edward L. Winstead (Mgr) DC-8 - AFRC, C-130 - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF, HU-25 Falcon - LaRC, King Air B-200 - LaRC CN counter, Nephelometer, Optical particle counter Aerosol Number Concentration, Aerosol Size Distribution, Scattering Coefficient, Absorption Coefficient
Leonardo Airborne Simulator LAS Si-Chee Tsay (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer Imagery
Lidar Atmosphere Sensing Experiment LASE Syed Ismail (Prev PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Lidar H2O, Aerosol Backscattering
Laser Induced Fluorescence – Nitrogen Oxide LIF-NO Andrew Rollins (PI) WB-57 - JSC Fluorescence NO
Laser Induced Fluorescence – Sulfur Dioxide LIF-SO2 Andrew Rollins (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC Fluorescence SO2
Lightning Instrument Project LIP Monte Bateman (Mgr) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC Electric field, Lightning, Air Conductivity
L-Band Interference Surveyor/Analyzer LISA Joel Johnson (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Interference
X-Band Lightweight Rainfall Radiometer LRR-X Eric Smith (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Radiometer Particle size distribution, Rain Rate
Land, Vegetation and Ice Sensor LVIS J. Bryan Blair (PI) B-200 - LARC, C-130H - WFF, Cessna 402B, Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Lidar Vegetation, Topography
Lightweight Balloon Interferometer LWBI Geoffrey Toon (PI) Balloon Interferometer


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