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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 56.

Titlesort ascending Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Utah State Near-Infrared Spectrometer NIRSPEC Michael J. Taylor (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) Shock Emissions
UNH Mercury UNHMERC Robert Talbot (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Fluorescence, Spectrometer (in situ) Hg
Ultra High Sensitivity Aerosol Spectrometer UHSAS David Rogers (PI) Global Hawk - AFRC, Gulfstream V - NSF Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol Size Distribution, Aerosol Concentration
UAS Chromatograph for Atmospheric Trace Species UCATS James W. Elkins (PI) Altair, Global Hawk - AFRC, DC-8 - AFRC, Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC Gas chromatography, Spectrometer (in situ), Photometer N2O, SF6, CH4, CO, O3, H2, H2O
Tropospheric Ozone and Tracers from Commercial Aircraft Platforms TOTCAP Linnea Avallone (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Laser absorption, Spectrometer (in situ) O3, H2O, CO2
Trace Organic Gas Analyzer TOGA Eric Apel (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, Gulfstream V - NSF Gas chromatography, Spectrometer (in situ) VOCs
Three-View Cloud Particle Imager 3V-CPI Jorgen Jensen (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF Particle imager, Spectrometer (in situ) Imagery
SPP-100 SPP Paul Lawson (PI) WB-57 - JSC Optical particle counter, Spectrometer (in situ) Particle concentration
Scanning Actinic Flux Spectroradiometers SAFS Samuel R. Hall (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer (in situ) Solar flux
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
Picarro G1301-c Methane/Carbon Dioxide Analyzer Picarro Frank Flocke (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4
Particle Analysis By Laser Mass Spectrometry PALMS Karl Froyd (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer (in situ) Particle Composition, Aerosol
OSCAR portable Laura Iraci (PI) Spectrometer (in situ) CO, CO2
OSCAR lab Laura Iraci (PI) Spectrometer (in situ) CO, CO2
Non-dispersed Infrared Airborne CO2 Detector NIRAD Darin Toohey (PI) WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer (in situ) CO2
NOAA Picarro Kathryn McKain (Co-I) DC-8 - AFRC, Alpha Jet Spectrometer (in situ) CO2, CH4, CO
Multiple-Angle Aerosol Spectrometer Probe MASP Darrel Baumgardner (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) Particle concentration, Particle size distribution, Particle Extinction
Miniature Echelle Spectrograph Echelle Peter Jenniskens (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) Brightness Temperature
Methane Near IR Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectrometer NOAA CH4 Erik Richard (PI) WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer (in situ) CH4
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

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