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in situ visible to short wavelength imaging spectroscopy with the ultra compact imaging spectrometer (ucis): case studies from the mars exploration roversIn Situ imaging spectroscopy provides a way to address complex questions of geological evolution for both aqueous and igneous processes by mapping mineral composition at the spatial scale of rocks and outcrops. Examination of locations studied by the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity can provide examples of the potential utility and define the needed measurement requirements. A compact instrument is needed to be able to adequately address these science questions from a rover platform. The Ultra Compact Imaging Spectrometer (UCIS) is an instrument designed to address the science need and implementation constraints.
Document ID
20150006993
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
Blaney, D.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Mouroulis, P.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Green, R.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Rodriguez, J.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Sellar, G.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Van Gorp, B.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Wilson, D.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
April 30, 2015
Publication Date
October 3, 2011
Subject Category
Instrumentation and Photography
Geophysics
Meeting Information
European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) Joint Meeting 2011(Nantes)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
mineralogy sampling