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Adaptive Tunable Laser Spectrometer for Space ApplicationsAn architecture and process for the rapid prototyping and subsequent development of an adaptive tunable laser absorption spectrometer (TLS) are described. Our digital hardware/firmware/software platform is both reconfigurable at design time as well as autonomously adaptive in real-time for both post-integration and post-launch situations. The design expands the range of viable target environments and enhances tunable laser spectrometer performance in extreme and even unpredictable environments. Through rapid prototyping with a commercial RTOS/FPGA platform, we have implemented a fully operational tunable laser spectrometer (using a highly sensitive second harmonic technique). With this prototype, we have demonstrated autonomous real-time adaptivity in the lab with simulated extreme environments.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Flesch, Gregory
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Keymeulen, Didier
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
May 20, 2015
Publication Date
November 1, 2010
Subject Category
Computer Systems
Instrumentation And Photography
Lasers And Masers
Meeting Information
Annual IEEE Conference on Sensors(Waikoloa, HI)
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