The Aerosol and Cloud Analysis System (ACAS) is a complex instrument that implements multiple sensors, each of which produce multiple pieces of information that need to be manipulated and stored for data analysis and quality checks and assurance (QC/QA). Data Analysis, Presentation and Training Software (ADAPTS) was developed to serve these functions of data manipulation and storage. The principal objectives of ADAPTS are to:
- Monitor the data streams being produced by each of the ACAS sensors;
- Extract these data and store in a back-up media;
- Conduct preliminary QC/QA and send alerts to the system administrator if potential issues are detected;
ADAPTS is a program that will do the acquisition, store, and display in real-time the data being produced by the instruments of ACAS. It will be useful for analyzing and visualizing the information and data from the ACAS System. The program is implemented in python programming language on its 2.7 version. The ADAPTS graphical user interface (GUI) will require cero programming skills. It will consist of various modules that will dedicate to real the data files, process that data and generate secondary parameters to later display. ADAPTS will count with a dashboard consisting of different build-in views giving access to the features.
Here are the sensors attached to the instrument.