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Mini-TES Targeting Database for MER Opportunity

Mini-TES Targeting Database for MER Opportunity

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Mini-TES Targeting Database for MER Opportunity

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  1. Jessica Kaminski Mentor Greg Mehall – Mars Space Flight Facility NASA Space Grant Symposium Arizona State University April 18, 2009 Mini-TES Targeting Database for MER Opportunity

  2. MER Opportunity Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity

  3. Opportunity Launched July 7, 2003 Arrived January 25, 2004 Meridiani Planum Still operational Science instrument include: Cameras: Pan Cam Nav Cam Microscopic Imager Spectrometers Mossbauer Spectrometer Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer Grinder Rock Abrasion Tool Magnet Magnet Array

  4. Mini-TES Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer (Mini-TES)

  5. Science Objectives • Determine the mineralogy of the rocks and soils • Determine the thermo-physical properties of selected soil patches • Determine the temperature profile, dust opacity, water-ice opacity, and water vapor abundance in the atmosphere

  6. The Science of Mini-TES

  7. Example of Spectral Analysis

  8. Mini-TES Targeting Database All done using MMCC , a program in IDL

  9. The Goal • Allow scientists to easily see reference images for Mini-TES data relevant to its location on the surface of Mars

  10. Picking a location

  11. Pictures of the location

  12. Creating the mosiac

  13. Laying Mini-TES data

  14. Labeling the data

  15. The Final Product

  16. The Completed Database The final database includes over 300 mosaics of different sites that have over 2,000 mini-TES projections. There are two databases: Mini-TES targeted data from rocks and soil Mini-TES targeted data from systematic ground observations used in conjunction with atmospheric measurements

  17. Thank you! Any questions?