Miniaturization of the Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES) electronics for the Mars 2001 Lander

Bruce Lewis, James Jeter, Steven Silverman, Duane Bates, Philip Christensen, Greg Mehall, Rolph Keehn

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Abstract

This paper will describe the miniaturization of the Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES) electronic system for use in the Miniature-TES (Mini-TES) being built for Arizona State University. Mini-TES will be used to measure thermal emission for mapping of surface minerals on Mars. Mini-TES is a single pixel, Fourier Transform Spectrometer, covering 5-28 μm at 10 cm -1 resolution. The Mini-TES electronics incorporate modern Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology, surface mount designs, and simplified command, control and data protocol allowing for a 4 fold reduction in the electronics subsystem. Use of the Lander computer for shared signal processing further help to reduce the Mini-TES complexity. Details of the space flight hardware design, actual hardware fabrication and initial test results will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pages555-563
Number of pages9
Volume3756
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 Optical Spectroscopic Techniques and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research III - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: Jul 19 1999Jul 21 1999

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1999 Optical Spectroscopic Techniques and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research III
CityDenver, CO, USA
Period7/19/997/21/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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