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Instrument: AOS Flask Array Sampler

Name AOS Flask Array Sampler
Acronym AOS-FlaskArray
Manufacturer AOS
Manufacturer website http://www.aosinc.net
Operated by CNR-ISAFoM
Operated onboard

Instrument type

Name Whole Air Samples
Acronym Air Sampler

Principle of operation

Measured parameter VOC, Alkyl nitrates, halocarbons, CFCs, HCFCs
Operating principle

Collection of sample bottles from onboard air sample pipe.

Measurement(s) Gas Phase

Dimension and weight

External dimension Portable. System installs/removes in less than 30 minutes. PFP Size = 20x30x10 inches PCP Size = 20x23x10 inches
Weight 40.0

Performance

Operating mode In situ
Range

Resolution

Sensitivity

Accuracy

Bandwidth

Modifications

Operational restriction

Operational requirements

Self-powered from internal rechargeable battery pack (24V; 14.8
AH)

Certification approvals

Additional information

Autonomous Deployment. No personnel required for in-flight
operation.

Automated Air Sample Collection, Storage, and Analysis.
Fidelity of Sample Storage has been verified by NOAA/GMD for:
CO2, CO, CH4, N2O, SF6, and the Stable Isotopes of CO2.

Storage fidelity of other compounds is under investigation.

Sample Collection triggered by:
a. AOS Display Unit
b. Date/Time
c. GPS Location (optional with purchase of GPS Unit)
d. RS-232 Input

Records System Parameters including:
a. Flush Time
b. Sample Fill Pressure
c. Sample Fill Volume (Up to 2 liters)
Records Environmental Parameters
a. Data ports available for additional devices (GPS,
Temp/Hum, Ozone, etc.)

Access, host and processing

Access

may be rented or sold

Could also fit on any aircraft having the following characteristics

General description

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