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ExoMars Raman laser spectrometer breadboard: detector design and performance
Author(s): R. Ingley; I. B. Hutchinson; H. G. M. Edwards; A. G. Moral; E. Diaz; G. Ramos; O. Barcos; C. P. Canora; F. Rull; C. Tato; P. Pool
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Paper Abstract

The Raman Laser Spectrometer is scheduled for launch on board the ESA ExoMars mission in 2018. Its purpose is to perform analysis of the Raman signal scattered from crushed core samples retrieved from up to 2m below the Martian surface. In support of this activity an RLS breadboard instrument has been assembled whose focal plane incorporates an inverted mode CCD cooled to between -10°C and -40°C. The thermal, mechanical and detector design of this elegant breadboard instrument focal plane is described, and the system performance is evaluated in terms of the noise characteristics and dynamic range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8152, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology XIV, 815215 (23 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.899541
Show Author Affiliations
R. Ingley, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
I. B. Hutchinson, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
H. G. M. Edwards, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
A. G. Moral, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (Spain)
E. Diaz, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (Spain)
G. Ramos, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (Spain)
O. Barcos, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (Spain)
C. P. Canora, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (Spain)
F. Rull, Univ. de Valladolid (Spain)
Ctr. de Astrobiología (Spain)
C. Tato, SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A. (Spain)
P. Pool, e2v technologies plc (United Kingdom)


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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