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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 41 - 60 of 349.

Titlesort ascending Acronym Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
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
Small Ice Detector SID Andrew Heymsfield (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, Gulfstream V - NSF, WB-57 - JSC Particle imager Particle size distribution
Slope Imaging Multi-polarization Photon-counting Lidar SIMPL David Harding (PI) Learjet 25, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC Lidar Sea Ice Surface Elevation, Ice Sheet Thickness
Single Particle Soot Photometer (NOAA) SP2 Joshua (Shuka) Schwarz (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, GV - NCAR Photometer Black Carbon, Aerosol
Single Event Upset SEU Harold Huff (PI) ER-2 - AFRC
Sea Surface Wind Speed GPS-R Winds Jim Garrison (PI) B200 - LARC, P-3 Orion - WFF Sounder Wind
Sea Ice Thickness Penetrating Radar Instrument SITPRI Ben Holt (PI) Radar Ice Sheet Thickness
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
Scanning Actinic Flux Spectroradiometers SAFS Samuel R. Hall (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Spectrometer (in situ) Solar flux
Sandia National Laboratory 2-channel Radiometer PHOT Dick Spalding (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Photometer, Radiometer Brightness Temperature
Rosemount Icing Detector RICE Andrew Heymsfield (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Cloud Liquid Water Content
Research Scanning Polarimeter RSP Brian Cairns (PI) ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Polarimeter Imagery
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
Reactive Nitrogen David Fahey (PI) ER-2 - AFRC NO2, NO3, NOy, NO, N2O5, ClONO2
RC-10 Mapping Cameras RC-10 James D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Camera Imagery
Rapid Ozone Experiment ROZE Reem A. Hannun (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC O3
Raman Airborne Spectroscopic Lidar RASL David Whiteman (PI) B200 - LARC Raman spectrometer H2O, Aerosol Scattering Ratio, Aerosol Backscattering, Aerosol Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Extinction, Temperature
Radiometric Measurement System RAMS Francisco Valero (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Radiometer Solar flux
Radar Synthetic Aperture Thinned Array Radiometer - Active RadSTAR-A Peter Hillebrand (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Radiometer Soil Moisture
Quartz Crystal Microbalance/Surface Acoustic Wave QCM/SAW Arthur Thorpe (PI) ER-2 - AFRC Counterflow virtual impactor Aerosol

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