Raman/LIBS interim support

Lead Research Organisation: Brunel University
Department Name: Sch of Engineering and Design

Abstract

The UK is a key player in the development of the CCD camera for the Raman/LIBS imaging spectrometer instrument, which is currently one of the ESA recommended instruments on the Pasteur Rover Exobiology Payload. This proposal will lead to the development of the camera system for the flight model instrument and the provision of scientific support to the programme. The proposal draws on major UK strengths in CCD technology, custom flight electronics design and also world leadership in the detection of life signatures using Raman spectroscopy.

Publications

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Description ASB-UK Space Agency Workshop: Mars, life and Curiosity 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact ASB-UK Space Agency Workshop: Mars, life and Curiosity. 23rd October 2012.

The workshop involved plenary lectures from members of the MSL extended science team, including Dr Andrew Steele (Carnegie Institute for Science), Dr Nicolas Mangold (University of Nantes) and Dr Susanne Schwenzer (Open University). Round table discussions addressing key scientific questions surrounding the MSL mission held after he presentations.

Meeting broadcast on the web.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description British Crystallographic Association - Industrial Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation at XRD Meeting - "Between the Sheets" - 13th May 2010 , British Geological Survey (BGS), Keyworth, Nottingham

Discussions initiated about the use of instuments (developed during research programme) for industrial applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description FACSS Conference 2011 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Raman Spectroscopic Investigations of Hypersaline and Evapoitic Environments - Minerals and Organic Compounds. J. Jehlicka , P. Vitek and H.G.M. Edwards Abstracts Book , Federation of Analytical Spectroscopic Societies Annual Conference ( FACSS XXXVIII , 2011 ) , Reno , Nevada , USA , ed. D. Gilman , FACSS Publications , Santa Fe , New Mexico , Abstract 293 , p. 146 , October ( 2011).

Abstracts Book
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Invited Talk - ICORS 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact www.icors2012.org .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Mann Award (US) Symposium at FACSS 2011 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Raman Spectroscopy in Analytical Astrobiology : The Detection of Key Biogeological Markers in the Search for Life on Mars . H.G.M. Edwards , I.B. Hutchinson and R.Ingley Abstracts Book , Federation of Analytical Spectroscopic Societies Annual Conference ( FACSS XXVIII , 2011 ) , Reno , Nevada , USA , ed. D. Gilman , FACSS Publications , Santa Fe , New Mexico , Abstract 201 , p. 126 , October ( 2011).

Abstracts Book
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description US Conference - Invited Speaker 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact SPIE Conference, SanDiego - OP409, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology XIV.

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The Design and Development of a Detector Assembly for a Portable Raman/LIBS Spectrometer
I. B. Hutchinson¹, R. Ingley¹, H. G. M. Edwards¹ª, B. Ahlers†, F. Rull³, M. Sovago†, G. R. Davies*, R. Motamedi*, P. Pool‡

http://spie.org/x57032.xml
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description US Conference - SPIE, 2011 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact SPIE Conference, SanDiego - OP409, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology XIV.

ExoMars Raman Laser Spectrometer Breadboard: Detector Design and Performance
I. B. Hutchinson¹, R. Ingley¹, H. G. M. Edwards¹ª, A. G. Moral², E. Díaz², G. Ramos², O. Barcos², C. P. Canora², F. Rull³, C. Tato†, P. Pool‡


http://spie.org/x57032.xml

http://spie.org/x57032.xml
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011