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Brief Background on HIAPER Aircraft Instrumentation Solicitation (HAIS)  Measurement priorities for HIAPER established as a result of discussions held.

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1 Brief Background on HIAPER Aircraft Instrumentation Solicitation (HAIS)  Measurement priorities for HIAPER established as a result of discussions held during the HIAPER Instrumentation Workshop at NCAR in November  Members of the HIAPER Advisory Committee (HAC) developed the summary of priorities that was used as the basis for the NSF HAIS.  Investigator equipment packages designed to provide measurements in the following categories were encouraged in response to the HAIS: Aerosols and cloud microphysics Gas phase chemistry Radiation, clouds, and climate Large-scale dynamics of weather systems Sensing systems for geosciences and biosciences applications

2 Sensor Categorization Categorization dictated by the ease with which a given instrument can be integrated onto the GV and the level of effort that will be required for ongoing sensor maintenance and support. Standard use: Likely to be called on for most missions and will not require extensive modification or R&D effort to implement. Following completion and delivery, such sensors will be maintained and operated by NCAR/Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL) staff. Routine operational: Technologies that can be readily adapted to HIAPER following a relatively short R&D effort, after which the developed sensor can be transitioned to NCAR for maintenance and operation perhaps as a Standard instrument. During development, deployment of this type of instrument may require additional support personnel and funds and possibly additional expertise in the processing, analysis, and release of data. These sensors to be made available upon request. Could be operated and maintained by NCAR personnel, with some level of involvement by the originating PI. Research: Developing technologies that require a continued R&D effort. Such sensors will require extensive PI involvement in the development and evaluation and will likely not be turned over to NCAR for routine operations for several years after the start of the development effort. Continued involvement of the PI or research group likely to be required for particular mission deployments and during data interpretation and analysis. Essential for NCAR and NSF to understand the category intended for each of the HAIS awarded developments in order to begin assessing requirements (personnel and financial) for ongoing support of the instruments following completion and delivery.

3 Designing the Next Generation of Airborne Instrumentation – Goals and Requirements Desired GV Sensor Attributes Small Light weight Low power Autonomous Meet FAA/RAF design requirements Intelligent and communicative Robust Simple to install Multi-platform compatible Fast operation characteristics (higher sampling rates related to increased dynamic effects) The characteristics of the GV platform – smaller payload capability, limited cabin space and available power – require that members of the scientific community adopt new approaches to instrumentation design. Consider: GVNSF/NCAR C-130 Cabin Length50.1 ft (15.3 m)40.4 ft (12.3 m) Cabin Height6.2 ft (1.9 m)9.0 ft (2.7 m) Cabin Width7.3 ft (2.2 m)10.0 ft (3.0 m) Max. Scientific Payload7,900 lbs (3,583 kg)13,000 lbs (5,897 kg)

4 Additional Notes  As outlined in the NSF HAIS, instruments developed using the $12.5M of HIAPER funding are to become part of the community’s core of pool and shared instruments. Instruments will, in the majority of cases, be required to reside at NCAR, and each instrument will carry a NSF property tag.  Developers required to adhere to instrumentation design and construction requirements as called out in the NSF/NCAR GV Investigator’s Handbook.

5 Contracting Responsibility for making and administering awards transferred to UCAR by NSF MREFC guidelines must be followed during the award and development of instruments using this $12.5M Therefore: –Milestone payments established to monitor progress –Deliverables (to accompany the instrument) to include: Sensor operation, integration, and calibration info. Data processing algorithms and software –Reporting requirements –Acceptance criteria

6 Contracting, cont’d Role of Technical Representatives (TRs) Role of Contract Administrators (CAs) Questions for Operations & Maintenance Testing Warranty Negotiations


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