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Instrument: AOS Programmable Flask Packagage air sampler

Name AOS Programmable Flask Packagage air sampler
Acronym AOS Programmable Flask Packagage air sampler
Manufacturer AOS
Manufacturer website
Operated by CNR-ISAFoM
Operated onboard

Instrument type

Name Whole Air Samples
Acronym Air Sampler

Principle of operation

Measured parameter VOC, Alkyl nitrates, halocarbons, CFCs, HCFCs
Operating principle

Collection of sample bottles from onboard air sample pipe.

Measurement(s) Gas Phase

Dimension and weight

External dimension sampler Size = 20x30x10 inches compressor Size = 20x23x10 inches
Weight 60.0


Operating mode In situ






100 saples at 4 Bars

Operational restriction

Operational requirements

12 VDC battery operated

Certification approvals

Additional information

automatic or manually triggered sampling of air
Autonomous Deployment. No personnel required for in-flight operation.
Portable. System installs/removes in less than 30 minutes.
Altitude ceiling for compressors is 8000 meters. (Optional compressors will operate the system up to 15000 meters).

Access, host and processing


Could also fit on any aircraft having the following characteristics

General description

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