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Volume 11, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 1833-1849, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-1833-2018
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 1833-1849, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-1833-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
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Research article 29 Mar 2018

Research article | 29 Mar 2018

COCAP: a carbon dioxide analyser for small unmanned aircraft systems

Martin Kunz et al.
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Unmanned aircraft could provide a cost-effective way to close gaps in the observation of the carbon cycle, provided that small yet accurate analysers are available. We have developed a COmpact Carbon dioxide analyser for Airborne Platforms (COCAP). During validation of its CO2 measurements in simulated and real flights we found a measurement error of 1.2 μmol mol−1 or better with no indication of bias. COCAP is a self-contained package that has proven well suited for operation on board UASs.
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