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European Facility For Airborne Research July 15, 2020, 10:58

Instrument: Aerosol Mass Spectrometer

Name Aerosol Mass Spectrometer
Acronym AMS
Manufacturer
Operated by FAAM
Operated onboard

Instrument type

Name Mass Spectrometer
Acronym Mass-Spec

Principle of operation

Measured parameter Mass/size of aerosol, hydrocarbons, VOC
Operating principle

Mass distribution of volatile and semi-volatile components of aerosols as a function of particle size (50 - 500nm).

Instruments using the aerosols aerodynamics properties to measure their size distribution.

Measurement(s) Aerosol

Dimension and weight

External dimension
Weight 0.0

Performance

Operating mode In situ
Range

Resolution

Sensitivity

Accuracy

Bandwidth

Modifications

Operational restriction

Operational requirements

Certification approvals

Approved by CAA for use on BAe 146-301.

Additional information

Access, host and processing

Access

Available from FAAM (provider Manchester/UFAM).

Could also fit on any aircraft having the following characteristics

General description

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