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European Facility For Airborne Research Aug. 17, 2018, 11:59

Instrument: Metair TSI CPC

Name Metair TSI CPC
Acronym TSI-CPC-METAIR
Manufacturer TSI Inc.
Manufacturer website http://www.tsi.com/
Operated by METAIR
Operated onboard

Instrument type

Name Condensation Particle Counter (CPC)
Acronym Condensation Particle Counter

Principle of operation

Measured parameter Number concentration of submicrometer aerosol particles
Operating principle

The particles are detected and counted by a simple optical detector after a supersaturation vapor (butanol or water) condenses onto the particles, causing them to grow into larger droplets. The CPC uses a (laser diode) light source, a condensing lense, an internal microprocessor control, volumetric flow control and a front panel display.
or Pollak counter

Measurement(s) Clouds & Precipitation

Dimension and weight

External dimension
Weight 0.0

Performance

Operating mode In situ
Range

Resolution

Sensitivity

Accuracy

Bandwidth

Modifications

Operational restriction

Operational requirements

Certification approvals

Additional information

Access, host and processing

Access

Contact Metair <bruno.neininger@metair.ch>

Could also fit on any aircraft having the following characteristics

General description

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