BMS Research Channels
Instrument History

Research channels are used for testing various instruments at different times. Output could be a voltage or engineering units. Channel is usually shorted (output at zero) when not in use.


Research Channel #0
Date Instrument
(Click for Maintenance History)
Units Description
7/09/2008 15:21 MST
to
7/17/2008 08:15 MST
7022
Apogee PYR-P
mV Instrument test
CF = 6.2269
07/28/2008 12:46 MST
to
08/31/2008 23:59 MST
01
Davis 6450
mV Instrument test
CF = 0.61866


Research Channel #1
Date Instrument
(Click for Maintenance History)
Units Description
02-13-2004 11:10 MST
to
10-25-2005 10:07 MST
28260E6
Eppley NIP
mV NREL's Shaded direct normal test
RS = 8.137
12-21-2005 09:10 MST
to
12-31-2005 23:59 MST
00103742
ULTRA-S
cm Future BMS instrument
Ultra sonic snow depth sensor
02/13/2006 15:33 MST
to
02/23/2006 16:14 MST
060184
Kipp & Zonen CMP3
mV Nevada Power Instrument Calibration Check
CF = 77.16
02/28/2006 15:31 MST
to
03/13/2006 14:49 MST
050023
Kipp & Zonen CMP3
mV Nevada Power Instrument Calibration Check
CF = 75.24
07/28/2008 11:39 MST
to
09/30/2008 05:34 MST
28322E6
Eppley NIP
mV NIP mounted in a custom ventilator (FAN ON)
CF = 122.23
09/30/2008 05:35 MST
to
11/08/2008 09:30 MST
28322E6
Eppley NIP
mV NIP mounted in a custom ventilator (FAN OFF)
CF = 122.23
12/2/2008 08:22 MST
to
1/8/2009 08:53 MST
35231F3
Eppley PSP
mV Instrument Test
CF = 115.74
2/3/2009 10:06 MST
to
2/26/2009 09:13 MST
20694F3
Eppley PSP
mV Instrument Test
40o Tilt
3/10/2010 10:38 MST
to
3/12/2010 13:55 MST
PY67812
LI-COR LI-200
mV Instrument Calibration
for PV Variability
8/5/2010 07:59 MST
to
8/30/2010 07:55 MST
Confidential mV Instrument Test
12/22/2010 11:37 MST
to
2/7/2011 09:33 MST
17768E6
Eppley NIP
mV Instrument Calibration Check
CF = 114.89
6/9/2011 08:52 MST
to
8/5/2011 12:39 MST
100488
Kipp & Zonen CMP21
W/m2 BNL Instrument Calibration Check
Corrected using Wnet from BMS CGR4
BORCAL: R@45=8.5967 µV/W/m2, Rnet=0.61 µV/W/m2
(Factory: R=8.46 µV/W/m2)
8/5/2011 12:57 MST
to
8/18/2011 11:13 MST
110258
Kipp & Zonen CMP22
W/m2 BNL Instrument Calibration Check
Corrected using Wnet from BMS CGR4
BORCAL: R@45=8.6875 µV/W/m2, Rnet=0.087 µV/W/m2
(Factory: R=8.79 µV/W/m2)
9/19/2011 11:02 MST
to
10/3/2011 08:51 MST
060143
Kipp & Zonen CM22
mV NPC Instrument Calibration Check
mV signal is corrected using Wnet from BMS CGR4
Rnet=0.087 µV/W/m2
Supplied R=8.56 µV/W/m2
12/21/2011 16:16 MST
to
1/30/2012 11:31 MST
36181
Eppley 8-48
mV Instrument Calibration Check
2/1/2012 16:26 MST
to
2/21/2012 15:40 MST
36186
Eppley 8-48
mV Instrument Calibration Check
9/24/2012 14:57 MST
to
10/3/2012 08:26 MST
37441E6
Eppley NIP
mV Instrument test during NPC-2012
RS = 8.32
9/4/2013 12:55 MST
to
11/21/2013 13:22 MST
29238
Eppley TUVR
mV Instrument calibration
Future BMS Direct Total-UV or TUVR spare
8/29/2014 14:13 MST
to
10/27/2014 12:28 MST
#77 * W/m2 Instrument test


Research Channel #2
Date Instrument
(Click for Maintenance History)
Units Description
02-13-2004 11:40 MST
to
02-19-2004 09:10 MST
Unknown mV Unknown
06-04-2004 10:00 MST
to
06-23-2004 08:20 MST
23247
Eppley 8-48
mV Instrument test for NOAA.
09-24-2004 06:59 MST
to
09-27-2004 07:58 MST
21133E6
Eppley NIP
mV Instrument test during NPC-2004
RS = 7.84
09-28-2004 10:30 MST
to
05-26-2005 07:33 MST
28322E6
Eppley NIP
mV Instrument test during NPC-2004
w/flange shade; window open
RS = 8.19
05-26-2005 12:15 MST
to
05-26-2005 14:04 MST
28322E6
Eppley NIP
mV NIP in insulated enclosure; Window open
RS = 8.19
05-26-2005 14:05 MST
to
06-08-2005 09:44 MST
28322E6
Eppley NIP
mV NIP in insulated enclosure; Window shaded
RS = 8.19
06-08-2005 09:45 MST
to
07-25-2005 07:40 MST
28322E6
Eppley NIP
mV NIP in insulated enclosure; Window open
RS = 8.19
07-25-2005 07:40 MST
to
08-17-2005 09:24 MST
29031E6
Eppley NIP
mV Brass; RS = 8.86
08-17-2005 11:34 MST
to
10-25-2005 10:07 MST
28322E6
Eppley NIP
mV NIP in insulated enclosure; Window open
RS = 8.19
12-21-2005 09:10 MST
to
12-31-2005 23:59 MST
PH7994
LI-210
klux Future BMS instrument
LICOR Photometric Sensor
CF = -5.116 klux/mV
5/31/2007 08:14 MST
to
7/25/2007 15:30 MST
P-007 mV LED pyranometer
09/26/2007 09:34 MST
to
9/28/2007 08:08 MST
09
MSX-01
mV Instrument Calibration Check
10/26/2007 13:53 MST
to
12/31/2007 23:59 MST
A168
ΔT SPN1
W/m2 Future BMS Instrument
Sunshine Pyranometer (Global)
CF = 1 W/m2/mV
2/19/2008 10:37 MST
to
4/24/2008 08:30 MST
30901F3
Eppley PSP
mV Instrument test
8/7/2008 11:56 MST
to
8/12/2008 13:00 MST
080018
Kipp & Zonen CUV4
mV Future BMS Instrument
CF (w/o correction) = 2.240 W/m2/mV
2/3/2009 10:06 MST
to
2/26/2009 09:13 MST
34331F3
Eppley PSP
mV Instrument Test
40o Tilt
11/03/2009 15:01 MST
to
6/9/2011 08:49 MST
A371
ΔT SPN1
W/m2 Instrument Test @ 40o Tilt
Sunshine Pyranometer (Global)
CF = 1 W/m2/mV
12/21/2011 16:16 MST
to
1/30/2012 11:31 MST
36292F3
Eppley PSP
mV Instrument Calibration Check
2/1/2012 16:26 MST
to
2/21/2012 15:40 MST
35246
Eppley 8-48
mV Instrument Calibration Check
9/24/2012 14:57 MST
to
10/3/2012 08:26 MST
37500F3
Eppley PSP
mV Instrument test during NPC-2012
RS = 8.45
11/22/2013 12:54 MST
to
12/12/2013 16:31 MST
29238
Eppley TUVR
mV Instrument Test
Future BMS Direct Total-UV
Est. CF = 3.8; CF = 5.5 (w/window)
8/29/2014 14:13 MST
to
10/27/2014 12:28 MST
#78 W/m2 Instrument test


Research Channel #3
Date Instrument
(Click for Maintenance History)
Units Description
06-04-2004 10:00 MST
to
06-23-2004 08:20 MST
32945
Eppley 8-48
mV Instrument test for NOAA.
09-24-2004 06:59 MST
to
09-27-2004 07:58 MST
29031E6
Eppley NIP
mV Instrument test during NPC-2004
Brass; RS = 8.86
10-02-2004 09:31 MST
to
10-25-2005 10:07 MST
31139E6
Eppley NIP
mV Instrument test during NPC-2004
w/whole flange shade (shades flange and window)
RS=8.47
12-02-2005 16:12 MST
to
12-31-2005 23:59 MST
2703
Apogee PYR-P
W/m2 Future BMS instrument
CF=5.9762
5/31/2007 08:20 MST
to
7/20/2007 09:00 MST
P-008 mV LED pyranometer
09/26/2007 09:34 MST
to
9/28/2007 08:08 MST
14
MSX-01
mV Instrument Calibration Check
10/26/2007 13:53 MST
to
12/31/2007 23:59 MST
A168
ΔT SPN1
W/m2 Future BMS Instrument
Sunshine Pyranometer (Diffuse)
CF = 1 W/m2/mV
2/19/2008 10:37 MST
to
4/24/2008 08:30 MST
31277F3
Eppley PSP
mV Instrument test
8/7/2008 11:56 MST
to
8/8/2008 10:28 MST
080019
Kipp & Zonen CUV4
mV Future BMS Instrument
CF (w/o correction) = 2.716 W/m2/mV
2/4/2009 09:00 MST
to
2/26/2009 09:10 MST
31995E6
Eppley NIP
mV Instrument Test
11/03/2009 15:01 MST
to
6/9/2011 08:49 MST
A371
ΔT SPN1
W/m2 Instrument Test @ 40o Tilt
Sunshine Pyranometer (Diffuse)
CF = 1 W/m2/mV
8/5/2011 12:57 MST
to
8/18/2011 11:13 MST
110259
Kipp & Zonen CMP22
W/m2 BNL Instrument Calibration Check
Corrected using Wnet from BMS CGR4
BORCAL: R@45=8.6884 µV/W/m2, Rnet=0.087 µV/W/m2
(Factory: R=8.75 µV/W/m2)
12/21/2011 16:16 MST
to
1/30/2012 11:31 MST
36372F3
Eppley PSP
mV Instrument Calibration Check
2/1/2012 16:26 MST
to
2/21/2012 15:40 MST
36175
Eppley 8-48
mV Instrument Calibration Check
08/27/2012 16:33 MST
to
11/29/2012 14:26 MST
Q8434
LICOR LI-190
mV AOCS Direct Quantum Sensor w/604 Ohm Resistor
Instrument Performance Test and Calibration
Future BMS Instrument; CF = 607.9 Ámol/s/m2/mV
9/4/2013 12:55 MST
to
11/21/2013 13:22 MST
29242
Eppley TUVR
mV Instrument calibration
Future BMS Direct Total-UV or TUVR spare
5/1/2014 12:57 MST
to
5/20/2014 11:36 MST
ΔT SPN1
Diffuse
mV Confidential
6/24/2014 11:32 MST
to
7/2/2014 11:14 MST
ΔT SPN1
Diffuse
mV Confidential
8/29/2014 14:13 MST
to
10/27/2014 12:28 MST
#93 W/m2 Instrument test


Research Channel #4
Date Instrument
(Click for Maintenance History)
Units Description
06-04-2004 10:00 MST
to
06-23-2004 08:20 MST
32858
Eppley 8-48
mV BORCAL Reference instrument for NOAA.
07-02-2004 14:00 MST
to
01-07-2005 10:33 MST
Q00016
REBS Q-7.1
W/m2 Net Radiation test instrument for ARM.
CF+ = 9.28 * 1.0627 = 9.86186
CF- = 11.49 * 1.0079 = 11.5808
CR23X Campbell CSI Code is available.
01-07-2005 10:50 MST
to
02-08-2005 14:15 MST
PY2272
LiCor LI-200
mV Instrument to be calibrated.
02-08-2005 14:15 MST
to
03-15-2005 08:38 MST
801
Russian B&W
mV Instrument test.
09/26/2007 09:34 MST
to
9/28/2007 08:08 MST
25
MSX-01
mV Instrument Calibration Check
2/19/2008 10:37 MST
to
4/24/2008 08:30 MST
31284F3
Eppley PSP
mV Instrument test
09/01/2008 00:00 MST
to
07/15/2009 16:35 MST
01
Davis 6450
mV Instrument test
CF = 0.61866
08/27/2009 09:24 MST
to
12/27/2010 10:48 MST
01
Davis 6450
mV Instrument test
CF = 0.5988
12/29/2010 11:03 MST
to
05/31/2012 23:59 MST
P-007 W/m2 LED pyranometer
CF = 5.6562
9/4/2013 12:55 MST
to
11/21/2013 13:22 MST
28288
Eppley TUVR
mV Instrument calibration
Future BMS Direct Total-UV or TUVR spare
5/1/2014 12:57 MST
to
5/20/2014 11:36 MST
ΔT SPN1
Diffuse
mV Confidential
6/24/2014 11:32 MST
to
7/2/2014 11:14 MST
ΔT SPN1
Diffuse
mV Confidential
8/29/2014 14:13 MST
to
10/27/2014 12:28 MST
#94 * W/m2 Instrument test


Research Channel #5
Date Instrument
(Click for Maintenance History)
Units Description
2/13/2006 15:41 MST
to
03/13/2006 14:48 MST
34528E6
Eppley NIP
mV Nevada Power Instrument Calibration Check
CF = 123.76
04/05/2006 07:26 MST
to
04/12/2006 07:38 MST
31343E6
Eppley NIP
mV ARM Instrument Check
CF = 118.72
09/26/2007 09:34 MST
to
9/28/2007 08:08 MST
17
MSX-01
mV Instrument Calibration Check
2/19/2008 11:03 MST
to
4/24/2008 08:30 MST
30895F3
Eppley PSP
mV Instrument test
12/22/2010 11:03 MST
to
2/7/2011 09:31 MST
13365F3
Eppley PSP
mV Instrument Calibration Check
CF = 135.21
6/9/2011 08:52 MST
to
8/18/2011 11:13 MST
100347
Kipp & Zonen CHP1
W/m2 BNL Instrument Calibration Check
BORCAL: R@45=8.6467 µV/W/m2
(Factory: R=8.64 µV/W/m2)
9/30/2011 12:45 MST
to
11/8/2011 09:17 MST
36746E6
Eppley NIP
mV "Short" NIP
Instrument test
12/21/2011 16:16 MST
to
1/30/2012 11:31 MST
36186
Eppley 8-48
mV Instrument Calibration Check
2/1/2012 16:26 MST
to
2/21/2012 15:40 MST
36226F3
Eppley PSP
mV Instrument Calibration Check


Research Channel #6
Date Instrument Units Description
3/18/2008 08:14 MST
to
4/21/2008 09:45 MST
Modified
LICOR LI-200
mV Instrument test


Research Channel #7
Date Instrument Units Description
3/18/2008 08:22 MST
to
4/2/2008 15:30 MST
Luminator
Tektronix
mV Instrument test
4/14/2008 08:27 MST
to
4/28/2008 07:45 MST
LI-COR
LI-200
mV Instrument calibration


Research Field #0
Date Instrument
(Click for Maintenance History)
Units Description
6/01/2012 0:00 MST
to
7/30/2013 10:21 MST
Diffuse PSP SB W/m2 BMS Diffuse PSP Shadowband with thermal offset and shadow band correction factor.
7/30/2013 17:29 MST
to
12/17/2013 13:55 MST
25782F3
Eppley PSP
W/m2 BMS Global PSP (non-ventilated/thermal corrected) with zenith angle dependent
responsivity applied by CR3000, using spline fit to AM/PM averaged 2 degree data.
12/17/2013 13:57 MST
to
08/27/2014 23:59 MST
25782F3
Eppley PSP
W/m2 BMS Global PSP (non-ventilated/thermal corrected) with legacy responsivity
function applied via MIDC post-processing.
8/29/2014 14:15 MST
to
11/4/2014 11:13 MST
#82 W/m2 Instrument test


Research Field #1
Date Instrument
(Click for Maintenance History)
Units Description
7/30/2013 17:29 MST
to
12/17/2013 13:55 MST
Responsivity µV/W/m2 Responsivity used by CR3000 which is applied to Research Field 0.
12/17/2013 13:57 MST
to
08/27/2014 23:59 MST
28402F3
Eppley PSP
W/m2 BMS Global PSP (ventilated/thermal corrected) with legacy responsivity
function applied via MIDC post-processing.
8/29/2014 14:15 MST
to
11/4/2014 11:13 MST
#83 * W/m2 Instrument test
11/13/2014 14:56 MST
to
11/21/2014 10:45 MST
080018
Kipp & Zonen CUV4
mV Calibration Check
11/21/2014 10:48 MST
to
Present
140713
Kipp & Zonen CMP11
mV Future BMS Instrument (Diffuse)
Factory RS = 8.70 µV/W/m2


Research Field #2
Date Instrument
(Click for Maintenance History)
Units Description
6/01/2012 0:00 MST
to
7/30/2013 10:21 MST
POM-01 PWV cm Precipitable Water Vapor calculated improperly from POM-01 photometer data.
7/30/2013 10:22 MST
to
Present
Diffuse PSP SB W/m2 BMS Diffuse PSP Shadowband with thermal offset and shadow band correction factor.

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