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Instrument: FAAM DMT Cloud Droplet Probe

Name FAAM DMT Cloud Droplet Probe
Acronym DMT-CDP
Manufacturer Droplet Measurement Technologies
Manufacturer website http://www.dropletmeasurement.com
Operated by FAAM
Operated onboard

Instrument type

Name Cloud Droplet Size Spectrometer
Acronym Cloud Droplet Spectrometer

Principle of operation

Measured parameter Cloud droplet size spectra, number concentration and water content,
Operating principle

Optical probe. Cloud droplets pass through sample volume, where they scatter a laser beam. Scattered light picked up by detectors allowing size to be determined. Bulk quantities such as total droplet number concentrations, liquid water content, or effective droplet radius can be derived.
or
Other opto-electronic cloud microphysics probe
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Impactors
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Replicators

Measurement(s) Clouds & Precipitation

Dimension and weight

External dimension PMS/DMT canister mounting instrument
Weight 15.0

Performance

Operating mode In situ
Range

Resolution

Sensitivity

Accuracy

Bandwidth

Modifications

Incorporates DMT particle-by-particle modifications, to record inter-arrival times of 256 droplets per second.

Operational restriction

Operational requirements

28Vdc (30W) for instrument operation,
200W for anti-ice heating.

Certification approvals

Certified on FAAM BA146 aircraft

Additional information

Access, host and processing

Access

Standard fit on the FAAM BAe146 aircraft

Could also fit on any aircraft having the following characteristics

General description

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