Platform: NightFOX UAS Payloads

instrument package schematic
Custom In-Situ Instrument Package for modified combustion efficiency (MCE) and aerosol loading with 1-s time resolution (at 18 m/s)
In-Situ Instrument Package Measurements
CO2NDIR absorption at 4.2 µm (with pre-drying of the sample air)
Accuracy: < 10%, precision: < 10 ppm, time resolution: 1 s
COAlphaSense CO
Fine-mode aerosolPortable Optical Particle Spectrometer (POPS) with optional 10:1 sample dilution.
Single particle sizing, range: 0.14 - 2.5 µm diameter
Coarse-mode aerosolAlphaSense OPC-N2
Single particle sizing, range: 1 - 10 µm diameter
Aerosol filter samplerpossible addition to allow for off-line analysis of aerosol composition
instrument package schematic
Remote Sensing Instrument Package for fire extent (perimeter) and spatially resolved fire radiative power (FRP)
Remote Sensing Instrument Package Measurements
VisibleFLIR Duo R, 90° x 51° FOV, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Near-IRCustom camera, 23° x 23° FOV, 1-1.7 µm, 64 x 64 pixels
Near-IRCustom scanning scope, 1° FOV, 1.6 µm (matching the VIIRS band), ±30° scan across the flight track
Mid-IRCustom scanning scope, 1° FOV, 4 &mucro;m (matching the MODIS band), ±30° scan across the flight track
ThermalFLIR Duo R, 57° x 44° FOV, 7.5-13.5 µm, 160 x 120 pixels
Other Measurements
RH (relative humidity), P (pressure), T (temperature), WindsBlack Swift Technologies multi-hole probe
GPS/INS (global positioning system / inertial navigation system)VectorNav Technologies
  • Single element scanning sensors have a 1-2° field of view
  • GPS/INS used for aircraft altitude correction

Contacts: Ru-Shan Gao and Troy Thornberry, NOAA ESRL CSD