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Cloud Aerosol and Precipitation Spectrometer (CAPS)
STATUS
Available
AVAILABILITY
Droplet Measurement Technologies (DMT) has am inhouse CAPS available for use on collaborative projects with other investigators and a commercial version is also available for purchase
REQUEST PROCEDURE
Contact: customer-contact@dropletmeasurement.com
Airborne Measurements
The CAPS is an integrated measurement system for measuring particles in the size range from 0.5 um to larger than a millimeter using two optical particle spectrometers and liquid water content with a hotwire sensor. Airspeed, temperature and humidity are also part of the measurement suite.
CONTACT
Darrel Baumgardner
Droplet Measurement Technologies
2425 Central Avenue Boulder, Colorado 80301
303-440-5576
darrel.baumgardner@gmail.com
SECONDARY CONTACT
Gregory Kok
Droplet Measurement Technologies
5710 Flatiron Parkway
303-440-5576
glkok@dropletmeasurement.com
www.dropletmeasurement.com
SPECIFICATIONS
ManufacturerDroplet Measurement Technologies
DimensionsApproximately 30" long, 8"diameter
Weight20 kg in canister
Power Source Type28V 200W without heat 600W with deice heating
Inlet AperturesWing mounted on pylon or strut
Heating/Cooling RequirementsDeicing required
Airspeed/Altitude RequirementsNone
Operators RequiredNone
Ground RequirementsNone
Suitable PlatformsAny aircraft with hard points to accommodate a pylon.
Data SystemPC running labview Four RS 422 serial inputs One high speed serial input
Measured ParameterSize distributions, Liquid Water Content
Measurement TechniqueLight scattering, Imaging, Hotwire
Operational ModeContinuous
Time Resolution1 Hz
Horizontal ResolutionAirspeed dependent
Other Resolution
Precision
Accuracy
Range
Calibration MethodCalibration particles
Limitations
REFERENCES
Baumgardner, D., H. Jonsson, W. Dawson, D. O’Connor and R. Newton, 2001: The cloud, aerosol and precipitation spectrometer (CAPS): A new instrument for cloud investigations, Atmos. Res., 59-60, 251-264.
UPDATED ON
12 Oct 2009 09:18