SENSORS & SENSOR SUITES

airborne and ground-based

LiDAR

 

 

Full waveform scanning LiDAR RIEGL Q560

(up to 240kHz pulse rate, operating at 1550nm)

 

Full waveform scanning LiDAR RIEGL Q680i-S

(up to 400kHz pulse rate, operating at 1064nm)

 

Bathymetric scanning LiDAR RIEGL VQ820G

(operating at 532nm)

 

 

HYPERSPECTRAL & SPECTRAL

 

Hyper-spectral scanner SPECIM EAGLE II

(optimised ARA version, VNIR 400-1000nm, up to 488 bands, 1024 pixels/line)

 

Hyper-spectral scanner SPECIM HAWK

(optimised ARA version, SWIR 970-2500nm, up to 254 bands, 320 pixels/line)

 

Tri-spectral imager MosaicMill CANON 6D

(red, green, nir - mainly for ndvi - 21 MPix)

 

Tri-spectral scanner ARA/AWI TSLS

(red, green, nir - mainly for ndvi - 2048 cross-track pixels, 50lps)

 

Single Band line scanner RUNNER

( single band btw 390 and 1050nm - 2048 cross-track pixels, >1KH lps )

 

MICROWAVE

 

Passive microwave L-Band radiometry

(for soil moisture, sea surface / river salinity)

 

Passive microwave P-, Ka- Ku-Band radiometry

(for soil moisture, sea surface / river salinity)

 

Active L-Band microwave SAR, InSAR

(for high-res soil moisture, salinity, vegetation)

 

THERMAL INFRARED

 

Thermal Infrared imager

(FLIR A615 & S60)

 

 

STILL & VIDEO

 

Hi-res still and video cameras

 

 


ATMOSPHERIC PARAMETERS

 

 

METpod, BATprobe and Z-Probe

(Air Temperature, Humidity, 3D-wind vector, Air Pressure)

 

AIRBORNE EDDY-CORRELATION (FLUXES)

(for airborne flux measurements of heat, water vapour and CO2)

 

TRACE GASES, PARTICLES, AEROSOL

 

Meteorological trace gas, particle and aerosol sensors

 

Quantum-cascade laser gas analysers

(for methane, ammonia, nitrous oxide in ppb-range)

 

OTHER

 

Other more specialised instrumentation

(radon sampler, trace gas sampler, etc.)

 


 

AIRCRAFT PARAMETERS & INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Several high-precision IMU/GPS systems

Novatel SPAN with LITEF LCI, Novatel SPAN with LITEF ISA
tactical-grade; 

3 x OXTS RT4003 L1/L2/dual antenna MEMS-based
(3D-position and inertial speed;
attitude angles, accelerations, rates)

 

Laser Altimeter

(Riegl LD90LR)

 

BATprobe and Z-Probe

(Air Angles, dynamic pressure)

 

Comprehensive on-board infrastructure

(PCs, Ethernet/wireless throughout, Internet connection,
flight tracker, external science power - uninterrupted
switching from ground- to aircraft power, etc.)

 

 

 

 

GROUND-BASED

 

GPS Basestation

 

Spectrometer ASD

 

10m high mobile Flux Tower

To be delivered early 2017

WHO WE ARE

Airborne Research Australia

ABN 60 604 313 484

CONTACT US

OUR MAIN SPONSORS

Hackett Foundation Adelaide

Australian Research Council

Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund

Joyce and Don Schultz

Flinders University

For information:

info@airborneresearch.org.au

Director:      Andrew J. McGrath

Chief Scientist:   Jorg M. Hacker

LINKS  & THINGS

ARA is a member of:

   EUFAR

European Facility for

Airborne Research

 

  NAERS

Network of Airborne Environmental Research Scientists

  
... probing the environment using the least intrusive
                         and most cost-efficient technologies ...
  

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