AuthorMarshall, Frank E.
Brinker, Katelyn R.
Pride, Michael A.
AffiliationMissouri University of Science and Technology
Harvey Mudd College
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AbstractResearch, design, construction, and operation of a portable mixed Raman and Fluorescence type spectrometer will be presented. The spectrometer was used on a wheeled vehicle which competed in the University Rover Challenge sponsored by the Mars Society. It uses a 50 mW, 532 nm continuous wave laser to probe a sample of soil for bacteria or biomarkers. The device costs 2,000 USD, weighs 1.4 kg and is 23 cm x 23 cm x 10 cm in size. Results from the competition, complications of analyzing mixed Raman-Fluorescence spectra via digital signal processing, and future ideas and improvements will also be discussed.
SponsorsInternational Foundation for Telemetering