NSF/NCAR GV Exterior Payload

 

NSF/NCAR Gulfstream V

The instrument suite that is currently on board the NSF/NCAR GV is specific to the needs of PREDICT campaign. Once the campaign is over, all of the instruments are removed so the upload of the new instrument for the next campaign may begin. Many instruments are used on other field projects but need to be removed in order to start the next upload in a systematic manner.

Right-Wing Instruments

  1. Small Ice Detector (SID-II)
  2. Forward Looking Camera
  3. Raw Icing-Rate Indicator (RICE)
  4. Cloud Droplet Probe (CDP)
  5. Blank Cap - no sensor*
  6. Microwave Temperature Profiler (MTP)
  7. Cloud Particle Imager (3V-CPI)

 


 


 

1, 2, 3 & 4

5 & 6

7

 

Right-Side Cabin-Mounted Instruments

  1. Dew Point Sensor
  2. Counterflow Virtual Impactor (CVI)
  3. GNSS Instrument System for MultiStatic and Occultation Sensing (GISMOS)
  4. Right-Side Camera
  5. Condensation Nuclei Counter (CN Counter)
  6. Tunable Diode Laser (TDL)


8


9


10 & 11


12


13

 

Left-Side Cabin-Mounted Instruments

  1. GNSS Instrument System for MultiStatic and Occultation Sensing (GISMOS)
  2. Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL)
  3. Fast Ozone Analyzer
  4. Left-Side Camera


14

15

16

17

 

 

Left-Wing Instruments

  1. Blank Cap - no sensor*
  2. PMS Liquid Water Sensor (PLWC)
  3. Blank Cap - no sensor*
  4. 2D-C Particle Imager
  5. Ultra-High Sensitivity Aerosol Spectrometer (UHSAS)
  6. All-Weather Gust Probe
  7. Laser Air Motion Sensor (LAMS)


 


18, 19, & 20


21 & 22


23 & 24


 

*Blank caps with no sensors are included in this instrument suite to balance out the aerodynamics of the instrument payload that is mounted under each wing.