Data processing of the active neutron experiment DAN for a Martian regolith investigation

A. B. Sanin, I. G. Mitrofanov, M. L. Litvak, D. I. Lisov, R. Starr, W. Boynton, A. Behar, L. DeFlores, F. Fedosov, D. Golovin, Craig Hardgrove, K. Harshman, I. Jun, A. S. Kozyrev, R. O. Kuzmin, A. Malakhov, R. Milliken, M. Mischna, J. Moersch, M. I. MokrousovS. Nikiforov, V. N. Shvetsov, C. Tate, V. I. Tret'Yakov, A. Vostrukhin

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Abstract

Searching for water in the soil of Gale Crater is one of the primary tasks for the NASA Mars Science Laboratory rover named Curiosity. The primary task of the Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons (DAN) experiment on board the rover is to investigate and qualitatively characterize the presence of water along the rover's traverse across Gale Crater. The water depth distribution may be found from measurements of neutrons generated by the Pulsing Neutron Generator (PNG) included in the DAN instrument, scattered by the regolith and returned back to the detectors. This paper provides a description of the data processing of such measurements and data products of DAN investigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114-127
Number of pages14
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume789
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 21 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Active neutron experiment
  • DAN
  • Mars
  • MSL
  • Water

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  • Instrumentation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Data processing of the active neutron experiment DAN for a Martian regolith investigation. / Sanin, A. B.; Mitrofanov, I. G.; Litvak, M. L.; Lisov, D. I.; Starr, R.; Boynton, W.; Behar, A.; DeFlores, L.; Fedosov, F.; Golovin, D.; Hardgrove, Craig; Harshman, K.; Jun, I.; Kozyrev, A. S.; Kuzmin, R. O.; Malakhov, A.; Milliken, R.; Mischna, M.; Moersch, J.; Mokrousov, M. I.; Nikiforov, S.; Shvetsov, V. N.; Tate, C.; Tret'Yakov, V. I.; Vostrukhin, A.

In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 789, 21.07.2015, p. 114-127.

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Sanin, AB, Mitrofanov, IG, Litvak, ML, Lisov, DI, Starr, R, Boynton, W, Behar, A, DeFlores, L, Fedosov, F, Golovin, D, Hardgrove, C, Harshman, K, Jun, I, Kozyrev, AS, Kuzmin, RO, Malakhov, A, Milliken, R, Mischna, M, Moersch, J, Mokrousov, MI, Nikiforov, S, Shvetsov, VN, Tate, C, Tret'Yakov, VI & Vostrukhin, A 2015, 'Data processing of the active neutron experiment DAN for a Martian regolith investigation', Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 789, pp. 114-127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2015.03.085
Sanin, A. B. ; Mitrofanov, I. G. ; Litvak, M. L. ; Lisov, D. I. ; Starr, R. ; Boynton, W. ; Behar, A. ; DeFlores, L. ; Fedosov, F. ; Golovin, D. ; Hardgrove, Craig ; Harshman, K. ; Jun, I. ; Kozyrev, A. S. ; Kuzmin, R. O. ; Malakhov, A. ; Milliken, R. ; Mischna, M. ; Moersch, J. ; Mokrousov, M. I. ; Nikiforov, S. ; Shvetsov, V. N. ; Tate, C. ; Tret'Yakov, V. I. ; Vostrukhin, A. / Data processing of the active neutron experiment DAN for a Martian regolith investigation. In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 2015 ; Vol. 789. pp. 114-127.
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