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A new spectrometer concept for Mars exploration
Author(s): F. Rull; A. Sansano; E. Díaz; M. Colombo; T. Belenguer; M. Fernández; V. Guembe; R. Canchal; B. Dávila; A. Sánchez; H. Laguna; G. Ramos; C. González; D. Fraga; P. Gallego; I. Hutchinson; R. Ingley; J. Sánchez; C. P. Canora; A. G. Moral; S. Ibarmia; J. A. R. Prieto; J. A. R. Manfredi; P. Cabo; C. Díaz; A. Jiménez; J. Pla; R. Margoillés
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Paper Abstract

The Raman Laser Spectrometer instrument is included in ExoMars program Pasteur payload and it is focused on the Mars samples analytical analysis of the geochemistry content and elemental composition of the observed crushed samples obtained by the Rover. One of the most critical Units of the RLS is the Spectrometer unit (SPU) that performs Raman spectroscopy technique and operates in a very demanding environment (operative temperature: from -40 ºC to 6 ºC) with very restrictive design constraints. It is a very small optical instrument capable to cope with 0.09 nm/pixel of resolution. The selected solution is based on a single transmisive holographic grating. At this stage of the project SPU Team is preparing the Conceptual Design Review that will take place at the end of October 2011.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 2011
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8152, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology XIV, 81520K (23 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.896808
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F. Rull, Univ. de Valladolid (Spain)
Ctr. de Astrobiología (Spain)
A. Sansano, Univ. de Valladolid (Spain)
Ctr. de Astrobiología (Spain)
E. Díaz, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (Spain)
M. Colombo, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (Spain)
T. Belenguer, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (Spain)
M. Fernández, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (Spain)
V. Guembe, Iberoptics Sistemas Ópticos (Spain)
R. Canchal, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (Spain)
B. Dávila, Ingeniería y Servicios Aeroespaciales S.A. (Spain)
A. Sánchez, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (Spain)
H. Laguna, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (Spain)
G. Ramos, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (Spain)
C. González, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (Spain)
D. Fraga, Ingenieria y Servicios Aeroespaciales S.A. (Spain)
P. Gallego, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (Spain)
I. Hutchinson, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
R. Ingley, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
J. Sánchez, SENER Ingenería y Sistemas S.A. (Spain)
C. P. Canora, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (Spain)
A. G. Moral, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (Spain)
S. Ibarmia, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (Spain)
J. A. R. Prieto, Ingeniería y Servicios Aeroespaciales S.A. (Spain)
J. A. R. Manfredi, Univ. de Valladolid (Spain)
Ctr. de Astrobiología (Spain)
P. Cabo, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (Spain)
C. Díaz, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (Spain)
A. Jiménez, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (Spain)
J. Pla, Univ. of Valladolid (Spain)
Ctr. de Astrobiología (Spain)
R. Margoillés, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8152:
Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology XIV
Richard B. Hoover; Paul C. W. Davies; Gilbert V. Levin; Alexei Yu. Rozanov, Editor(s)

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