Multi-function Fiber Laser LiDAR Active Carbon Dioxide Research
ASCENDS (Active Sensing of CO2 Emissions over Nights, Days, and Seasons) Mission Test Flight Verification
For over 10 years, Harris has supported ASCENDS spaceborne mission test flights using the MFLL airborne engineering development model (EDM) to verify the accuracy of ASCENDS’ measurement system.
Atmospheric Carbon and Transport (ACT) America - Measuring Greenhouse Gas Fluxes
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Earth Venture Suborbital project, ACT America, uses Harris’ MFLL. The five-year study was the first to use a carbon dioxide remote sensing instrument for sustained scientific research. MFLL will provide precise carbon dioxide measurements to identify the movement of carbon in the atmosphere, the carbon cycle, and how to better inform climate-change mitigation efforts.
Ten Years of Test Flight Evaluations
MFLL began flight evaluation in 2005. Since then it has flown in 12 flight-test campaigns on three different aircraft: five campaigns on Lear-25 between 2005-2007; five campaigns on NASA UC-12 between 2008-2011; and two campaigns on NASA DC-8 bewteen 2010-2011.