CATS (Cloud Aerosol Transport System) A new Iidar for aerosol and cloudprofiling from the International Space Station
Genesis Involvement on this Project
MLI and Beta Cloth
Genesis' Integration Area
Overall Project Info
The Cloud Aerosol Transport System (CATS) is both a high spectral resolution lidar and Doppler lidar currently being developed at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for use as a demonstrator instrument for NASA’s Aerosol Cloud Ecosystem (ACE) Mission. CATS is intended to fly on NASA’s high-altitude ER-2 aircraft. CATS will be capable of measuring both aerosol properties and horizontal wind velocity as a function of altitude. The accuracy of these measurements is important to the success of the instrument and the ACE mission.