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 121 - 140 of 160.

Title Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
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
Passive Active L- and S-band Sensor PALS Steven J Dinardo (PI) C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter, DC-8 - AFRC Radar, Scatterometer, Radiometer Radar backscatter, Ocean Salinity, Soil Moisture
PeroxyAcetylNitrate, Aldehydes and Ketones PANAK Hanwant Singh (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Gas chromatography PPN, PAN, MEK, IPN, HCN, CH3OH, CH3NO3, CH3CN, CH3CHO, CH3CH2CHO, C2H5OH, C2H5NO3, C2Cl4, (CH3)2CO
Polarimetric Ku-Band Scatterometer PolSCAT Steven J Dinardo (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter Radar, Scatterometer Radar backscatter
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 - 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 - Original Scanhead PSR/A Al Gasiewski (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Proteus, WB-57 - JSC Radiometer Brightness Temperature
Polarized Imaging Nephelometer PI-Neph J. Vanderlei Martins (PI) B200 - LARC, DC-8 - AFRC Aerosol
Precipitation Imaging Probe PIP Andrew Heymsfield (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Particle imager, Spectrometer Particle size distribution
Programmable Flask Package Whole Air Sampler PFP Stephen (Steve) Montzka (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Whole Air Sampling N2O, SF6, H2, CS2, OCS, CO2, CH4, CO, CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs, Solvents, Methyl Halides, Hydrocarbons, Perfluorocarbons
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
Quantum Cascade Laser System QCLS Bruce Daube (PI) WB-57 - JSC, DC-8 - AFRC Laser absorption CO2, CO, CH4, N2O
Radiometric Measurement System RAMS Francisco Valero (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Radiometer Solar flux
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
Rosemount Icing Detector RICE Andrew Heymsfield (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P3, P-3 Orion - WFF Cloud Liquid Water Content
Sandia National Laboratory 2-channel Radiometer PHOT Dick Spalding (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Photometer, Radiometer Brightness Temperature
Scanning Actinic Flux Spectroradiometers SAFS Samuel R. Hall (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer (in situ) Solar flux
Scanning High-Resolution Interferometer Sounder S-HIS Hank Revercomb (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Interferometer Temperature, H2O
Single Particle Soot Photometer (NOAA) SP2 Joshua (Shuka) Schwarz (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Photometer Black Carbon, Scattering Aerosols
Small Ice Detector SID Andrew Heymsfield (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, NSF G-V, WB-57 - JSC Particle imager Particle size distribution

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