Mars Raman Extended Phase B

Lead Research Organisation: University of Leicester
Department Name: Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

The UK is a key player in the development of the CCD camera for the Raman spectrometer instrument on the ExoMars rover. 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

10 25 50
 
Description Sub contractor for ESA ITT for development of a Lunar Dust Analysis instrument.
Amount £7,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 04/2011 
 
Description Collaboration on combined Raman/LIBS spectrometer for lunar applications 
Organisation Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)
Country Netherlands 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Design of detector assembly for a combined Raman/LIBS spectrometer for lunar applications.
Collaborator Contribution Contribution to improvements in design of detector assembly/modes of operation.
Impact Collaboration with TNO (Netherlands) for the development of analytical instrument suitable for lunar applications (resulted in successful application, as sub-contractors for ESA ITT).
Start Year 2010
 
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 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 - 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‡


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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011