Our airborne FTIR (AFTIR), before installation of protective mesh rack, is anchored to the floor
of the University of Washington Convair-580 research aircraft. The optical bench carries a
spectrometer (white box), beam transfer optics (covered by plastic bag), 100m pathlength White
cell (glass cylinder), and liquid-nitrogen cooled detector (red). The optical bench is isolated
from the mounting brackets by shock mounts, 3 to a side. A small scuba cylinder (not shown) to
operate pneumatic sampling valves fits between the instrument and the portside wall of the aircraft.
A laptop computer that controls AFTIR is mounted on the protective rack.