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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 33.

Titlesort ascending Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Unmanned Aerial System Laser Hygrometer ULH Robert L. Herman (PI) Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC H2O
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 Wind Lidar Technology Experiment TWiLiTE Bruce Gentry (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Lidar Wind
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
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
O3 Photometer - UAS (NOAA) UAS-O3 Troy Thornberry (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Photometer O3
O3 Photometer (NOAA) NOAA O3 Shang Liu (PI) Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC Photometer O3
Nuclei-Mode Aerosol Size Spectrometer NMASS John Michael Reeves (Prev PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC CN counter Particle size distribution, CCN
NOAA Water Troy Thornberry (PI) Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC CIMS, Laser absorption H2O, H2O (total)
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
mini-DOAS mini-DOAS Jochen Peter Stutz (PI) Global Hawk - AFRC Spectrometer BrO, NO2, O4
Microwave Temperature Profiler MTP Richard Denning (Mgr) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, L-188C, M-55, Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC Microwave Radiometer Temperature
Meteorological Measurement System MMS T. Paul Bui (PI) Alpha Jet, Sierra UAV, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC 3D Wind, Turbulence, Temperature, Position, Velocities, Attitudes, True-Airspeed, Potential Temperature
Lightning Instrument Project LIP Monte Bateman (Mgr) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC Electric field, Lightning, Air Conductivity
Laser Induced Fluorescence – Sulfur Dioxide LIF-SO2 Andrew Rollins (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC Fluorescence SO2
JPL Laser Hygrometer JLH Robert L. Herman (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer (in situ) H2O
Hurricane Imaging Radiometer HIRAD Daniel Cecil (PI) Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Radiometer Wind, Rain Rate
High Altitude Monolithic Microwave integrated Circuit (MMIC) Sounding Radiometer HAMSR Shannon Brown (Mgr) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC Sounder, Microwave Radiometer Temperature, H2O
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

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