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Instrument: M55 MAS

Name M55 MAS
Acronym MAS-M55
Manufacturer IFA-CNR
Operated by Geophysica-GEIE
Operated onboard

Instrument type

Name Aerosol Scatterometer (multi-wavelength)
Acronym Aerosol Scatterometer

Principle of operation

Measured parameter Aerosol backscatter coefficient
Operating principle

Measurement(s) Aerosol

Dimension and weight

External dimension
Weight 37.6

Performance

Operating mode Remote sensing
Range

Resolution

Sensitivity

Accuracy

Bandwidth

Modifications

Operational restriction

Operational requirements

Certification approvals

Additional information

MAS operates like a backscattersonde. It has different lasers; during daytime operation, only the 532 nm Nd-YAG-diode pumped laser has sufficient energy to detect the backscattered signal. Both direct and cross polarisation are measured.

Contact:
Alberto Adriani
Tel: 39.06.4993 4348
Fax 39.06.4993 4323
IFA-CNR Istituto di Fisica dell Atmosfera
Roma - Italy

Access, host and processing

Access

Could also fit on any aircraft having the following characteristics

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