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Community Airborne Platform Remote-Sensing Interdisciplinary Suite (CAPRIS)
STATUS
Conceptual Phase
AVAILABILITY
No CAPRIS instruments are available at this time. We anticipate a five year development process (variable by instrument), subject to agency support. Instrumentation likely to be phased in over 2009-2013 time frame. We hope CAPRIS components will be part of the LAOF stable of facilities
REQUEST PROCEDURE
Assuming CAPRIS is made part of the NSF LAOF facility pool, the standard Observing Facilities Assessment Panel Process (OFAP)would be used to request use of the facility.
Emerging Technologies
The Community Airborne Platform Remote-Sensing Interdisciplinary Suite (CAPRIS), will provide the geosciences community the capability for measuring key components of clouds, aerosols and chemistry to advance basic understanding of related processes in a warming planetary environment. CAPRIS will offer simultaneous measurements of aerosols, boundary layer structure, clouds and circulations and advance the forecasting skill of the ocean-atmosphere system regulating temperature on a regional scale. The CAPRIS suite includes (i) a fuselage conformal, dual-polarization, dual-Doppler precipitation radar; (ii) a pod-based dual-wavelength, dual-polarization, Doppler cloud radar; (iii) a water vapor differential absorption lidar (DIAL)/aerosol lidar; (iv) a UV ozone DIAL; (v) a UV molecular clear air Doppler wind lidar; (vi) a heterodyne boundary layer Doppler wind lidar; and (vii) vegetation canopy lidar. These instruments will be mounted on the NSF/NCAR C130 and GV (HIAPER) (except the precipitation radar). We also propose a design that can be deployed in a ground-based mode to maximize lifetime, utility and flexibility.
CONTACT
James Moore
NCAR/EOL
P.O. Box 3000 Boulder, CO 80307
303-497-8635
jmoore@ucar.edu
http://www.eol.ucar.edu/development/capris/
SPECIFICATIONS
DeveloperCAPRIS Team
Development SectorFed/State Gov
R&D ProgramNo
Years Till Available5-10
Investment Required$10-100M
Projected ApplicationGeosciences research, with emphasis on atmospheric processes
Unit Cost$1-10M
Key RisksResource availability for development and O&M, application of phased array radar and eye safe lidar technology to this application
Ease of Usededicated team of operators
PlatformsGround
Aircraft
TRLN/A
REFERENCES
Moore, J.A.. et. al., Development of an advanced radar and lidar platform suite for interdisciplinary airborne and ground-based gemote-sensing research. 2007. Proceedings, 33rd Conference on Radar Meteorology, Cairns Australia.
REMARKS
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UPDATED ON
9 Oct 2009 17:40