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European Facility For Airborne Research Jan. 19, 2019, 06:25

Instrument: FAAM TSI 3563 Integrating Nephelometer

Name FAAM TSI 3563 Integrating Nephelometer
Acronym TSI-3563-FAAM
Manufacturer TSI Inc.
Operated by FAAM
Operated onboard

Instrument type

Name Nephelometer
Acronym Nephelometer

Principle of operation

Measured parameter Aerosol scattering coefficients
Operating principle

To measure the light-scattering coefficient of aerosols particles. 3 wavelengths (450, 550 & 700nm) backscatter and total scatter measurements.

Measurement(s) Aerosol

Dimension and weight

External dimension Nephelometer - 1100mm x 300mm x 255mm Power supply - 300mm x 150mm x 100mm Pump - 225mm x 155mm x 160mm
Weight 31.0


Operating mode In situ






Operational restriction

Sample pipe to be closed/pump off when entering/flying in cloud.

Operational requirements

Access to Air Sample Pipe, inlet and exhaust, power supplies and interface with aircraft data recording system

Certification approvals

Approved by CAA for use on BAe 146-301.

Additional information

Sensitivity is software adjustable

Access, host and processing


Available from FAAM

Could also fit on any aircraft having the following characteristics

General description

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 312609

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