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MEMS - based micro instruments for in-situ planetary exploration.

Show simple item record George, Thomas Urgiles, Eduardo R Toda, Risaku Wilcox, Jaroslava Z. Douglas, Susanne Lee, C-S. Son, Kyung-Ah Miller, D. Myung, N. Madsen, L. Leskowitz, G. El-Gammal, R. Weitekamp, D. 2008-02-06T20:08:53Z 2008-02-06T20:08:53Z 2005-05-09
dc.identifier.citation SPIE Symposium on Microtechnologies for the New Millennium, Seville, Spain, May 9-11, 2005. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 05-1044
dc.description.abstract NASA's planetary exploration strategy is primarily targeted to the detection of extant or extinct signs of life. Thus, the agency is moving towards more in-situ landed missions as evidenced by the recent, successful demonstration of twin Mars Exploration Rovers. Also, future robotic exploration platforms are expected to evolve towards sophisticated analytical laboratories composed of multi-instrument suites. MEMS technology is very attractive for in-situ planetary exploration because of the promise of a diverse and capable set of advanced, low mass and low-power devices and instruments. At JPL, we are exploiting this diversity of MEMS for the development of a new class of miniaturized instruments for planetary exploration. In particular, two examples of this approach are the development of an Electron Luminescence X-ray Spectrometer (ELXS), and a Force-Detected Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (FDNMR) Spectrometer. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 2236855 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2005. en
dc.subject Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) en
dc.subject in-situ en
dc.subject planetary exploration en
dc.subject micro instruments en
dc.subject cathodoluminescence en
dc.title MEMS - based micro instruments for in-situ planetary exploration. en
dc.type Preprint en

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