<em>In Situ</em> Aerosol Detector
- Created: Friday, 01 July 2011
An affordable technology designed to facilitate extensive global atmospheric aerosol measurements has been developed. This lightweight instrument is compatible with newly developed platforms such as tethered balloons, blimps, kites, and even disposable instruments such as dropsondes. This technology is based on detection of light scattered by aerosol particles where an optical layout is used to enhance the performance of the laboratory prototype instrument, which allows detection of smaller aerosol particles and improves the accuracy of aerosol particle size measurement.
This work was done by Andrei Vakhtin of Vista Photonics and Lev Krasnoperov of New Jersey Institute of Technology for Goddard Space Flight Center. GSC-15879-1