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European Facility For Airborne Research May 25, 2018, 05:24

Instrument: Lasair® III 110 Airborne Particle Counter

Name Lasair® III 110 Airborne Particle Counter
Acronym Lasair® III 110 Airborne Particle Counter
Manufacturer Particle Measuring Systems Inc.
Operated by ATHENA/RIC-AEROPHOTO-SFS
Operated onboard

Instrument type

Name Aerosol Spectrometer Probe
Acronym Aerosol Spectrometer

Principle of operation

Measured parameter Aerosol concentration and size distribution spectra
Operating principle

Passive Cavity:
Measures amount of light scattered as aerosol particles cross a laser beam. Particle size determined using Mie theory. The particles are focussed in the field of view by a sheath airstream. Collecting optics arranged such that the probe exhibits a very small lower detection limit. Cannot be used within cloud as measurements contaminated by splashing and/or break-up of cloud droplets.
or
Condensation Nucleus Counter
or
Cloud Particle Counter

Measurement(s) Aerosol

Dimension and weight

External dimension
Weight 27.0

Performance

Operating mode In situ
Range

0.1-5 μm

Resolution

Sensitivity

Accuracy

Bandwidth

Modifications

Operational restriction

Operational requirements

up to 1676meters / 5500ft

Certification approvals

Additional information

7 size channels plus one oversize

Access, host and processing

Access

Not specified yet

Could also fit on any aircraft having the following characteristics

General description

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