A new instrument that can measure the atmospheric pressure in space is being developed by researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
It’s called a atmospheric pressure gauge, and it’s part of a larger project, called the Advanced Measurement Laboratory (AML), that aims to help develop new instruments for atmospheric pressure measurement in space.
It could help us understand the atmospheric pressures in space and help us predict future atmospheric conditions, said lead researcher Jens Schmitt, a postdoctoral researcher in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Department at CU-Boulder.
He also is a research associate at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Environmental Physics in Boulder.
The AML team is a collaboration between the University, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the Airborne Atmospheric Research Laboratory.
It includes researchers from the Air Forces Space Technology Laboratory, Boulder, the University at Buffalo, the Boulder National Laboratory, and Boulder College.
The AML’s instrument suite includes two instruments, the Atmospheric Pressure Gauge and the Microwave Ion Density (MIC) Measurement System.
The instrument suite is designed to measure atmospheric pressure using an electronic measuring device and to measure it with a laser, which can measure pressure and other properties.
A large part of the AML work is funded by NASA and DOE, and its work is focused on the development of new instruments to improve atmospheric pressure measurements in space, said Dan R. Shaver, a professor in the Aerospace Engineering Department at the Boulder School of Engineering.
Shaver said that the AMl team’s current instrument, the Advanced Pressure Gauges Instrument (APG), measures atmospheric pressure by measuring a laser pulse from an electrostatic device that measures the electric fields that flow between the laser beams.
The pulse is detected by a radio frequency receiver, and then the radio frequency pulses are translated into pressure measurements by a pressure sensor, called a laser diode.
The pressure measurements are then combined with other measurements to produce a digital picture of the atmospheric environment.
The APG instrument has been validated for measuring pressure and temperature in the atmosphere, but there’s a major limitation, Shaver said.
The pressure gauge’s sensors are tiny, which means it can’t measure the pressure of the Earth.
But because the APG can measure air pressure at very low pressure, it can measure atmospheric pressures at much higher pressures.
This makes it ideal for measuring changes in the pressure in the upper atmosphere.
The high pressure and low pressure are very different pressures, and these two pressure changes are very important, Shower said.
To do that, the AMG team has developed an integrated, low-cost instrument called the Integrated Atmospheric Pressure Measurement (IAPM).
The IAPM can measure an atmospheric pressure and its associated temperature, pressure, and temperature variations.
The team is working to integrate this sensor into the AMS instrument, which is an instrument that measures pressure and atmospheric temperature with a very high-power microwave device.
The microwave device can measure and record atmospheric pressure changes.
It also has an infrared sensor that can detect changes in temperature.
The IAPMs sensor has a high resolution of 0.3 millimeters per second, which makes it a good candidate for measuring atmospheric pressure.
The infrared sensor can detect variations in temperature of more than 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
The team is also working to incorporate the APGs pressure sensor into an integrated measurement instrument that could be used to study how climate change affects atmospheric pressure, Showers said.
It would also be an interesting project to look at how the temperature of the air changes as it is moving across the Earth’s atmosphere, and how this change in temperature affects atmospheric temperatures.
In other words, how does it affect pressure and pressure changes, he said.
As for the future, Shatters said the team is focused entirely on developing a new instrument to measure pressure.
This will help determine the effect that climate change is having on the atmospheric system, and this could be important for predicting changes in climate.
The new instrument could be developed by the AMLL team and other institutions and then sent to NASA for development and testing, Shakers said.
The work will take place at the AMLC at the National Laboratory in Boulder and at the Air Mobility Command Center in Denver.
“We have an instrument here, and we’re trying to understand it, and if we can make it better, we’ll be able to make it more accurate,” Showers added.
The work was supported by the Air Sciences Research Council (ARSRC), the Air University, NASA, and NASA’s Office of Space Technology.