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Instrument: Volatile Aerosol Concentration and Composition

Name Volatile Aerosol Concentration and Composition
Acronym VACC
Manufacturer University of Leeds
Operated by UNILEEDS
Operated onboard

Instrument type

Name Cloud/Aerosol Microphysics Multi-function Instrument
Acronym Aerosol/Cloud multi-function

Principle of operation

Measured parameter Aerosol and cloud droplet properties
Operating principle

Measurement(s) Aerosol

Dimension and weight

External dimension Takes up 3 x double 19 inch racks in cabin of aircraft.
Weight 150.0

Performance

Operating mode In situ
Range

Resolution

Sensitivity

Accuracy

Bandwidth

Modifications

Operational restriction

Operational requirements

Access to air sample pipe inlet & outlet. (May be shared with other probes).

Certification approvals

Approved by CAA for use on BAe 146-301.

Additional information

Size-differentiated physical and chemical analysis of sub-micron aerosol particles.

Operating principle: successive heating aerosol sample to determine volatilization of different chemical components at different temperatures.

Access, host and processing

Access

Available from FAAM/University of Leeds.

Could also fit on any aircraft having the following characteristics

General description

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