A Compact Instrument for Remote Raman and Fluorescence Measurements to a Radial Distance of 100 mCompact remote spectroscopic instruments that could provide detailed information about mineralogy, organic and biomaterials on a planetary surface over a relatively large area are desirable for NASA s planetary exploration program. Ability to explore a large area on the planetary surfaces as well as in impact craters from a fixed location of a rover or lander will enhance the probability of selecting target rocks of high scientific contents as well as desirable sites in search of organic compounds and biomarkers on Mars and other planetary bodies. We have developed a combined remote inelastic scattering (Raman) and laser-induced fluorescence emission (LIFE) compact instrument capable of providing accurate information about minerals, organic and biogenic materials to a radial distance of 100 m. Here we present the Raman and LIFE (R-LIFE) data set.
Sharma, S. K. (Hawaii Univ. Honolulu, HI, United States)
Misra, A. K. (Hawaii Univ. Honolulu, HI, United States)
Lucey, P. g. (Hawaii Univ. Honolulu, HI, United States)
McKay, C. P. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
September 7, 2013
January 1, 2005
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVI, Part 18