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Instrument: Cloud Aerosol and Precipitation Spectrometer

Name Cloud Aerosol and Precipitation Spectrometer
Acronym DMT-CAPS-UNIMAN
Manufacturer Droplet Measurement Technologies
Manufacturer website http://www.dropletmeasurement.com
Operated by UNIMAN
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 PMS/DMT canister mounting instrument
Weight 20.0

Performance

Operating mode In situ
Range

Resolution

Sensitivity

Accuracy

Bandwidth

Modifications

Incorporates standard DMT-provided depolarization measurement for backscatter detector of the CAS.

Operational restriction

Operational requirements

28Vdc (10A) instrument power,
1.2kW de-ice power

Certification approvals

Certified on FAAM BAe146 aircraft

Additional information

CAPS is a combined instrument incorporating three parts:
CAS - Cloud and Aerosol Spectrometer - single particle counter size (0.51-50 microns diameter) employing both forward and back-scattered light detection,
CIP-15 - Cloud Imaging Probe, 15 micron pixel size, an optical array imaging probe,
Hot-wire liquid water content detector, similar principle to King probe.

Access, host and processing

Access

Available from University of Manchester

Could also fit on any aircraft having the following characteristics

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