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Distributed Spectroscopy for Mobile Science Laboratories

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This task supports a larger effort aimed at developing a mobile spectrometer instrument system for wide-area survey, detection, and measurement of known biogenic gases in the ground-level atmosphere of Mars, with a primary focus on water vapor. Autonomous surface mobility and navigation technology will enable directed wide-area surveys. This task will develop algorithms and software required for instrument mobility including area coverage via directed mobile surveying and sensitivity adjustment via mobile platform motion control.

JPL has a support role in this ASTID program investigation which is led by Edmond Wilson of Harding University, Searcy Arkansas USA.

Completion Date:  07/31/2007

Point of Contact:  Edward Tunstel - Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Other Contributors:
Edward Tunstel

Sponsored by:  Solar System Research and Analysis



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