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Title: Monitoring of atmospheric aerosol emissions using a remotely piloted air vehicle (RPV)-Borne Sensor Suite

We have developed a small sensor system, the micro-atmospheric measurement system ({mu}-AMS), to monitor and track aerosol emissions. The system was developed to fly aboard a remotely piloted air vehicle, or other mobile platform, to provide real-time particle measurements in effluent plumes and to collect particles for chemical analysis. The {mu}-AMS instrument measures atmospheric parameters including particle mass concentration and size distribution, temperature, humidity, and airspeed, altitude and position (by GPS receiver) each second. The sensor data are stored onboard and are also down linked to a ground station in real time. The {mu}-AMS is battery powered, small (8 in. dia x 36 in.), and lightweight (15 pounds). Aerosol concentrations and size distributions from above ground explosive tests, airbone urban pollution, and traffic-produced particulates are presented.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
233331
Report Number(s):
LA-UR--96-1109; CONF-960613--2
ON: DE96009790
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2. international airborne remote sensing conference and exhibition, San Francisco, CA (United States), 24-27 Jun 1996; Other Information: PBD: [1996]
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; AIR POLLUTION MONITORS; PLUMES; TELEMETRY; AEROSOLS; AIRCRAFT; REMOTE CONTROL; BALLOONS