The Mars Microbeam Raman Spectrometer: An Improved Advanced BrassboardAn advanced brassboard (ADBB) of the Mars Miscrobeam Raman Spectrometer is being developed. The probe and spectrograph have been redesigned with improved optics and the electronics have been miniaturized. The modified optical design in the probe and spectrograph provides better spectral resolution than the previous model and enables the probe design to be more compatible with robotic arm deployment. The CCD detector is now cooled thermoelectrically in anticipation of eventual terrestrial field testing of the instrument.
Haskin, L. A. (Washington Univ. Saint Louis, MO, United States)
Wang, Alian (Washington Univ. Saint Louis, MO, United States)