CIRES (Univ. of Colorado) & NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory
UCATS was designed and built for autonomous operation aboard the Altair Unmanned Aircraft System in an unpressurized, ambient temperature environment. To date it has amassed >140 operational flight hours, including three flights >20 hours in duration.
UCATS is three different instruments in one enclosure:
UCATS enclosure measures 41 x 46 x 25 cm (W x L x H) and weighs 28 kg
Power consumption is 9 Amps @ 28 VDC (250 W), 16 A (450 W) during warm-up.
External to the UCATS enclosure are:
UCATS: a 2-channel GC, an ozone photometer (OZ) and a TDL hygrometer (WV)