Complete Program

Tuesday                    Wednesday                    Poster Session                    Thursday                          Friday

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


9:30 a.m. / Building 34 -Conference Room W150



9:30 a.m.     Welcome and Information

                           Brook Lakew, Associate Director for Planning, Research and Development

                           Colleen Hartman, Acting Director, Science and Exploration Directorate, NASA Goddard

                           Christopher Scolese, Director, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center



Tuesday, November 4, 2014


10:00 a.m. / Building 34 -Conference Room W150



Chairs:    S. Feldman, (JPL)

                  B. Lakew (GSFC)


10:00 a.m.  Mather J. C. *

Planets, Asteroids, Comets, Satellites, and KBO's: How You Can Use the JWST [#1015]

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is planned for launch in 2018. Its four instruments will provide cameras and spectrometers over the full range from 0.6 to 28.5 µm, with coronagraphs and capabilities to observe transiting exoplanets.


10:30 a.m.  Zuber Maria T.   Smith David E. *

Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory: From Satellite-to-Satellite Ranging to High-Resolution Gravity of the Moon [#1121]

The GRAIL Discovery mission provided a high accuracy, high resolution gravity field of the Moon which is providing new insight into the lunar crust and interior.


10:50 a.m.  Yingst R. A. *   Edgett K. S.   Kennedy M. R.   Minitti M. E.   Ravine M. A.

Cameras on Landed Payload Robotic Arms — MAHLI on Mars and Lessons Learned from One Mars Year of Operations. [#1031]

The MSL MAHLI has proven to be robust, efficient in operation, and flexible in the images and derivative products it yields. We present an overview of the MAHLI investigation Primary Mission activities and results, and key lessons learned thus far.


11:05 a.m.   Yanamandra-Fisher P. A. *

Polarimetric Methods and Instrumentation for Solar System Exploration [#1048]

Polarization is a complementary technique to imaging and spectrosocpy for remote sensing measurements of the solar system and beyond. My talk will highlight inclusion of polarization as a technique in future mission and ground-based instrumentation.


11:20 a.m.   Fedorov A. *   Barabash S.   Lundin R.

Mars Express ion mass spectrometer for Mars plasma environment. The lessons of the instrument design and data analysis [#1146]

Looking forward to MAVEN data in the near future, we asking ourselves what did we obtain and what did we miss with Mars Express plasma data regarding the phenomenon of the martian induced magnetosphere and the martian ionosphere escape.


11:35 a.m.   Nixon C. A. *   Chan C. Y.   Albright S.   Gorius N.   Brasunas J.   et al.

The Cassini Composite Infrared Spectrometer (CIRS): lessons learned in design and operations [#1144]

In this paper we discuss the various types of electrical noises that arise in the Cassini CIRS instrument, as well as the prevention and mitigation strategies that the team has developed to eliminate or minimize the effects.


11:50 a.m.   LUNCH BREAK





Tuesday, November 4, 2014


1:00 p.m. / Building 34 -Conference Room W150 



Chairs:    R. Lorenz (APL)

                  C. Milam (GSFC)


1:00 p.m.     Bhardwaj A. *

Indian Mars Orbiter Mission [#1089]

The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) is the first interplanetary mission of India launched by Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-XL) on 5 November 2013. MOM will reach Mars on Sept. 24, 2014.


1:20 p.m.     Senske D. *   Prockter L.   Pappalardo R.   Paczkowski B.   Vance S.   et al.

Exploring Europa with the Europa Clipper [#1019]

The Europa Clipper concept provides an efficient means to explore Europa and investigate its habitability.  The ability to evaluate sites for a potential future lander would also be enabled by the Clipper.


1:40 p.m.     Cable M. L. *   Blaney D. L.   Hibbitts C. A.   Kim W.   Murchie S. L.   et al.

Retiring Risk with the Europa Short Wavelength Infrared Spectrometer (ESWIRS) [#1044]

In preparation for an instrument proposal for the upcoming Europa mission call, we have built and tested a Europa Short Wavelength Infrared Spectrometer (ESWIRS) development model to retire risk in radiation mitigation and planetary protection.


1:55 p.m.     Thomas N.   Spohn T.   Lara L.-M.   Christensen U.   Seiferlin K. *   et al.

The BepiColombo Laser Altimeter [#1049]

The BepiColombo Laser Altimeter is currently in flight model testing for launch in 2016. Novel aspects of the instrument will be presented.


2:10 p.m.     Yoshikawa M. *   Kuninaka H.   Inaba N.   Tsuda Y.   Hayabusa Project Team   et al.

Hayabusa2, The New Challenge based on the Lessons Learned of Hayabusa [#1050]

Hayabusa2, the follow-on mission of Hayabusa, will be launched at the end of 2014. Hayabusa2 has been changed in many parts, because we learned a lot from Hayabusa. In this paper, Hayabusa2 mission is introduced in comparison with Hayabusa mission.


2:25 p.m.     Jaumann R. *   Bibring J. P.   Glassmeier K. H.   Grott M.   Ho T. M.   et al.

A Mobile Asteroide Surface Scout (MASCOT for the Hayabusa 2 Mission [#1051]

MASCOT, will support JAXAÕs Hayabusa 2 mission to investigate the C-type asteroid 1999 JU3. Main objective is to in-situ map the asteroidÕs geomorphology as well as the intimate structure, texture, physical properties, and composition of the regolith.


2:40 p.m.     COFFEE BREAK


3:10 p.m.     Benna M. *   Mahaffy P. R.   Harpold D.   King T.

Neutral and Ion Mass Spectrometers for the Ladee and Maven Missions [#1056]

Two similar quadrupole mass spectrometers, the Neutral Gas and Ion Mass Spectrometer (NGIMS) on MAVEN and the Neutral Mass Spectrometer (NMS) on the LADEE Mission are described.


3:25 p.m.     Ravine M. A. *   Schaffner J. A.   Caplinger M. A.

ECAM, a Modular Spaceflight Imaging System—Case Studies [#1114]

MSSS has developed ECAM, a modular spaceflight imaging system.  There are current three ECAM systems in development, including one which will fly on the OSIRIS-REx Mission.


3:40 p.m.     Hurford T. A. *   Mandell A.   OPIS Team

Observatory for Planetary Investigations from the Stratosphere (OPIS) [#1124]

The OPIS mission aims to demonstrate the usefulness of balloon-borne observations for planetary science research.


4:00 p.m.     Dickinson C. S. *   Daly M.   Barnouin O.   Johnson C.   Bierhaus B.   et al.


The OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter (OLA) is a contribution of the Canadian Space Agency to the OSIRIS-REx Mission to return a sample from carbonaceous asteroid (101955 Bennu. Operational scenarios and results of EM testing will be presented.



Wednesday, November 5, 2014


9:00 a.m. / Building 34 -Conference Room W150



Chairs:    M. Grande (Aberystwyth U., UK)

                  C. Nixon (GSFC)


9:00 a.m.     Grotzinger J. P. *   Science Team M. S. L.

Geologic, geochemical and mineralogic framework for Aeolis Palus bedrock, and its relationship to Mt. Sharp, Mars [#1135]

Curiosity's instruments have documented an impressive set of sedimentary and igneous rock compositions, preserved as part of fluvial-deltaic-lacustrine environment, indicating a habitable paleoenvironment at Gale crater.



Wednesday, November 5, 2014


9:30 a.m. / Building 34 -Conference Room W150



Chairs:    M. Grande (Aberystwyth U., UK)

                  C. Nixon (GSFC)


9:30 a.m.     Grasset O. *   Altobelli N.   Barabash S.   Iess L.   Jaumann R.   et al.

The Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE): Complementarity Of The Payload In Addressing The Mission Science Objectives. [#1141]

Invited Speaker.


9:50 a.m.     Bergsrud C. M. *   Straub J.

Using Space Solar Power Satellites to Aid in Planetary Science Discovery and Exploration [#1000]

This paper presents an overview of the space solar power satellite technology,  and its application to planetary science missions.  It details how it can drive lower costs and discusses prospective cost savings in the context of two example missions.


10:05 a.m.  Korth H. *   Strohbehn K.   Kitching J.

Miniature Absolute Scalar Magnetometer Based on the Rubidium Isotope 87Rb [#1016]

Presented is a low-resource, miniaturized, absolute scalar magnetometer based on the isotope 87Rb, which has a mass of <500 g and uses 0.5 W of power, while maintaining sensitivity comparable to present state-of-the-art absolute magnetometers.


10:20 a.m.  Mariani G. *   Kenyon M.

Radiometric Mapping of Europa: Challenges of Building a Radiation-Hardened, Uncooled, Far-Infrared Thermal Imager [#1017]

Thermopile technology integrated with state-of-the-art readout chips provides a far-infrared, uncooled, radiation-hardened, thermal imaging solution to conduct accurate radiometric measurements of Europa.


10:35 a.m.  Darrach M. *   Farley K.   Madzunkov S.   Nikolic D.   Niedholdt E.   et al.

Mass Analyzer for Real-time Investigation of Neutrals at Europa (MARINE) [#1018]

Presented herein is a summary of the Mass Analyzer for Real-time Investigation of Neutrals at Europa (MARINE).  MARINE new mass analyzer for analysis the exospheres of planets, moons, and primitive bodies, such as found at Europa or Enceladus.


10:50 a.m.  COFFEE BREAK


11:10 a.m.   Griggs C. E. *   Paik H. J.   Moody M. V.   Han S. C.   Rowlands D. D.   et al.

Levitated Superconducting Gravity Gradiometer for Planetary Missions [#1021]

We are developing an accurate tensor superconducting gravity gradiometer for planetary missions. A new and innovative design gives a sensitivity < 1 mE Hz^(–1/2) in the measurement band 1 mHz to 0.1 Hz for a device with a baseline just over 10 cm.


11:25 a.m.   Chattopadhyay G. *   Reck T. J.   Tang A.   Jung-Kubiak C.   Lee C.   et al.

Silicon Micromachined High-Resolution Terahertz Spectroscopic Instrument for Planetary Missions [#1022]

Using newly developed silicon micromachining technology we are developing a low-mass and highly integrated state-of-the-art terahertz radiometer/spectrometer instrument for planetary orbiter missions to Mars, Venus, Titan, and the Galilean moons.


11:40 a.m.   Sternovsky Z. *   Gruen E.   Horanyi M.   Kempf S.   Maute K.   et al.

Hyperdust: Advanced instrument for the in-situ detection and chemical analysis of cosmic dust particles [#1023]

The Hyperdust instrument is developed for future missions for the composition and trajectory analysis of interstellar and interplanetary particles, as well as surface composition analysis of airless planetary objects.


11:55 a.m.   Lingenauber K. *   Hussmann H.   Michaelis H.   Oberst J.   Kobayashi M.   et al.

The Ganymede Laser Altimeter (GALA) on ESA's JUICE mission: Overview of the Instrument Design. [#1029]

ESA's Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) will launch in 2022 and arrive at Jupiter in 2029. The Ganymede Laser Altimeter (GALA) will focus on geodetic and geophysical investigations of the icy satellites Europa, Callisto and Ganymede.


12:10 p.m.   LUNCH BREAK

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


9:30 a.m. / Building 34- Conference Room W120 A&B



Chairs:    R. Jaumann (DLR, Germany)

                  C. Stahle (GSFC)


9:30 a.m.     Mahaffy P. R. *   Arevalo R.   Brinckerhoff W. B.   Caartwright J. A.   Conrad P. G.   et al.

AGES: A Noble Gas Mass Spectrometer for Future in Situ Cosmic Radiation Exposure Age and K-Ar Chronology Investigations [#1028]

The AGES mass spectrometer proposed for a future Mars, Lunar, asteroid, or Phobos mission provides definitive in situ measurements of cosmogenically and radiogenically produced noble gases to implement in situ chronology investigations.


9:45 a.m.     Sinclair J. A. *   Wilson E. L.   Irwin P. G. J.   Calcutt S.

Detecting trace species in the Martian atmosphere with a gas correlation filter radiometer [#1038]

We present the potential of a gas correlation radiometer in detecting trace gases in the Martian atmosphere, such as methane and sulphur dioxide.  These species would serve as tracers of geological, and perhaps biological activity on Mars.


10:00 a.m.  Schmitz N. *   Jaumann R.   Coates A. J.   Griffiths A. D.   Leff C. E.   et al.

PanCam on the ExoMars 2018 Rover: A Stereo, Multispectral and High-Resolution Camera System to Investigate the Surface of Mars [#1053]

The ExoMars rover will carry a Panoramic Camera System ("PanCam") being designed to obtain high-resolution colour and wide-angle multi-spectral stereoscopic panoramic images from the rover mast.


10:15 a.m.   Yu H. *   Garnero E.   Fouch M.

Molecular Electronic Transducers Based Micro-Seismometers for Planetary Exploration [#1055]

A Molecular Electronic Transducers based micro seismometers are under development, which are robust (orientation independent and high shock tolerant) with low power, low mass, and relatively low cost and can be deployed flexibly across a broad range.


10:30 a.m.  Lorenz R. D. *

Micropower Instrumentation Needs for an RHU-powered Mars Mini-Network Mission [#1062]

A network of affordable Mars landers ("MASER") able to operate year-round is enabled by a radioisotope heater units (RHU) power system (~200mWe)   Continuous seismic and wind measurements require new instrument designs able to operate on ~50mW.


11:50 a.m.   COFFEE BREAK


11:05 a.m.   Rafkin S. C. R. *   Banfield D.   Nowicki K.   Silver J.   Dissly R.

An Instrument to Measure Turbulent Fluxes in the Atmosphere of Mars and Other Planets [#1063]

A newly developed instrument capable of simultaneously measuring turbulent fluxes in planetary atmospheres has been developed.  The focus to date has been for Mars, but can be adapted to other atmospheres such as Venus, Titan, and gas or ice giants.


11:20 a.m.   Arruego I. *

A Roadmap for the Development of Miniature Instrumentation for Mars Exploration. [#1068]

We report on a 10-year initiative to set up a number of resources for the development of miniature instruments for Planetary Exploration. Thanks to it, we are involved in 2 Mars exploration missions: Mars MetNet Lander and ExoMars 2016 EDM.


11:35 a.m.   Olcott Marshall A.   Marshall C. P. *

Challenges facing Raman spectroscopy on Mars: Lessons from an Earth based analog [#1070]

Here we explore the best excitation wavelength ranging from UV, Vis, and NIR for Raman analysis of samples from a Mars analog.


11:50 a.m.   Apestigue V. *   Jiménez J. J.   Martsínez J.   Álvarez F. J.   Rivas J.   et al.

DREAMS-SIS: A Miniature Instrument for the Measurement of Atmospheric Optical Depth on ExoMars2016 EDM. [#1075]

The DREAMS-SIS sensor, a miniature photometer that will be part of the DREAMS payload package on board ExoMars 2016 EDM, is presented. We report on the design, development, calibration and qualification processes, as well as present status.


12:05 p.m.  LUNCH BREAK

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


1:15 p.m. / Building 34 -Conference Room W150


Chairs:    C. Webster (JPL)

                  S. Milam (GSFC)


1:15 p.m.      Dougherty M. K. *   the J-MAG Team

J-MAG : The Magnetometer instrument on JUICE [#1030]

The JUICE magnetometer instrument, J-MAG, will be described.


1:35 p.m.     André N. *   Fedorov A.   Paschalidis N.   Sittler E. C. Jr.   Cooper J. F.

PASTELS: an Innovative Rad-Hard, Low-Mass Spectrometer for Electron and Negative Ion Characterization in Planetary Environments(Europa, comets, Enceladus, Titan, ...) [#1032]

The Particle Analyzers for Suprathermal and Thermal ELectronegative Species (PASTELS) consist of a compact, low mass, highly capable sensor based on a design carefully optimized for the plasma and radiation environment encountered around Europa.


1:50 p.m.     Carter L. M. *   Rincon R. F.   Neish C. D.

SESAR: A Digital Beamforming Polarimetric SAR for Near-Surface Imaging [#1033]

We discuss development of an advanced digital beamforming radar instrument concept that can be used to image near-surface geology such as potential ice layers and volcanic and sedimentary stratigraphy.


2:05 p.m.     Lindeman M. A. *   Kleinsasser A. W.   Bumble B.   Day P. K.   Holmes W. A.

YBCO Kinetic Inductance Bolometers for Hyperspectral Imaging of Cold Planetary Objects [#1042]

We are developing kinetic inductance bolometers to function in hyperspectral imaging instruments for the characterization of the surfaces of cold planetary bodies of the outer solar system in the mid to far infrared bands.


2:20 p.m.     Sittler E. C. Jr. *   Cooper J. F.   Paschalidis N.   MacDonald E. A.   Ali A.   et al.

Advanced Ion Mass Spectrometer for Giant Planet Ionospheres, Magnetospheres and Moons [#1043]

The Advanced Ion Mass Spectrometer is designed to measure elemental, isotopic, and simple molecular composition abundances of 1 eV to 25 keV ions in the 1 – 60 amu mass range at mass resolution M/?M <= 60 within penetrating radiation environments.


2:35 p.m.     Brageot E. C. *   Drouin B. J.   Kenyon M. E.   Paige D. A.   Johnson W. R.

Designing Visible Through FAR Infrared Remote-Sending Instruments Based On A New Generation Of Thermopiles [#1126]

We present the capabilities of three different multi-spectral visible to far-IR radiometers for Trojan Tour and Rendezvous, Europa Clipper and Earth thermal climate sounding using the new generation of uncooled thermopile arrays developed at JPL.


2:50 p.m.     Goldsten J. O. *   Maurer R. H.   Mauk B. H.

ERM: An engineering radiation monitor for high dose missions [#1105]

Missions to the moons of Jupiter must handle extreme radiation environments. Given these can be very dynamic, mission planners, spacecraft operators, and scientists can all benefit from a radiation monitor that provides dose and charging rate data.


3:05 p.m.     COFFEE BREAK



Wednesday, November 5, 2014


1:15 p.m. / Building 34 -Conference Room W120 A&B 


Chairs:    P. Beauchamp (JPL)

                  M. Trainer (GSFC)


1:15 p.m.      Vago J. L. *   Witasse O.   Rodionov D.   ExoMars Team

Searching for Traces of Life with the ExoMars Rover [#1132]

This presentation will concentrate on the ExoMars rover mission (including science objectives, instrumen- tation, and upcoming milestones), as well as briefly report on the progress achieved toward the identifica- tion of suitable landing sites.


1:35 p.m.     Steininger H. *   Goesmann F.   Raulin F.   Brinckerhoff W. B.   MOMA Team

Detecting Organics with the Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer (MOMA) on the  2018 ExoMars Rover [#1098]

The Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer (MOMA) is a combined pyrolysis gas chromatograph mass spectrometer (GC-MS) and laser desorption mass spectrometer (LD-MS). It will be the key instrument of the ESA Roscosmos ExoMars 2018 mission.


1:50 p.m.     Elliott H. M. *   Renno N. O.   Preston R. A.   Ruf C. S.   Oudrhiri K.   et al.

A Ground-Penetrating Radar and Radiometer to Study the Shallow Subsurface of Mars and Other Solar System Bodies [#1082]

An overview of the Mars Radar and Radiometry Sub-surface Investigation (MARRSI), a novel type of sci-entific instrument that makes dual use of the radio communication systems to studying the shallow subsurface of planetary bodies.


2:05 p.m.     Neumann G. A. *   Garvin J. B.   Blair J. B.   Bufton J. L.   Coyle D. B.

Lidar Imaging of Topography with Millimeter Ranging Precision for Proximity Science and Operations from Rovers or Spacecraft [#1076]

A new class of lidar sensor has been developed for measuring local topography at millimeter vertical scales for 3-D assessment of context geology and accurate navigation and positioning of surface assets for sample acquisition.


2:20 p.m.     Cho Y. *   Kameda S.   Miura Y. N.   Miyamoto H.   Sugita S.

An In-Situ K-Ar Isochron Dating System for a Mars Rover Mission [#1157]

We propose an in-situ K-Ar isochron dating system for a future Mars rover.


2:35 p.m.     Lambert J. L. *   Wang A.   Cooper J. B.

Shifted-Excitation Raman Spectroscopic Methodologies Developed for the Compact Integrated Raman Spectrometer (CIRS) [#1136]

Experimental results demonstrating two methods of fluorescence suppression are presented using fluorescent PAH's and minerals samples. Both methods use a temperature-tuned green laser that is integrated with the Compact Integrated Raman Spectrometer.


2:50 p.m.     END OF SESSION


Wednesday, November 5, 2014


1:15 p.m. / Building 34 -Conference Room W150


Chairs:    C. Webster (JPL)

                  S. Milam (GSFC)


3:35 p.m.     Abshire J. B. *   Smith M. D.   Riris H.   Sun X.   Gentry B. M.   et al.

MARLI: MARs LIdar for global climate measurements from orbit [#1057]

We are developing a multifunctional atmospheric lidar (MARLI) for Mars orbit.  The lidar approach is to simultaneously measure atmospheric backscatter and depolarization profiles, wind profiles, and range from a near-polar circular orbit.


3:50 p.m.     Desai M. I. *   Ogasawara K.   Ebert R. W.   Allegrini F.   McComas D. J.   et al.

Next Generation Plasma and Particle Instrumentation for Planetary Missions [#1060]

This talk will focus on novel, miniaturized instrument concepts for plasma and particle measurements on upcoming missions such as the Europa Clipper, Enceladus Orbiter, Trojan Tour and Rendezvous, Uranus Pathfinder etc.


4:05 p.m.     Barabash S. *   Brandt P. C.   Wurz P.   Team PEP.

Particle Environment Package (PEP) for the ESA JUICE Mission [#1065]

PEP is a suite of six sensors that together provide comprehensive in-situ and remote measurements of particle and plasma environments of the Jovian system and its moons over nine decades of energy from <0.001 eV to >1 MeV.


4:20 p.m.     Kraft R. P. *   Kenter A. T.   Murray S. S.   Martindale A.   Pearson J.   et al.

A High Speed, Radiation Hard X-ray Imaging Spectrometer for Planetary Investigations [#1084]

We present a concept for a X-ray imaging spectrometer using CMOS sensors and a microchannel plate optics.  It could determine the composition of the surface of the Galilean moons and airless rocky bodies, and the properties of magnetospheric plasmas.


4:35 p.m.     Miller T. C. *   Kleinfelder S.   Barwick S.   Besson D.   Connolly A.   et al.

PRIDE – Passive Radio Ice Depth Experiment - An Instrument to Measure Outer Planet Lunar Ice Depths from Orbit using Neutrinos. [#1088]

We describe a low mass, low power passive instrument to measure the thickness of the ice shell on ice moons, by making use of RF signals from high energy neutrinos.  This update includes results from the first quarter of a 2014 NIAC Phase 1 grant.


4:50 p.m.     Quilligan G. *   Aslam S.   Lakew B.   DuMonthier J.   Katz R.   et al.

A 0.18µM CMOS Thermopile Readout ASIC Immune to 50 Mrad (Si) Total Ionizing Dose and Single Event Latchup to 174 MeV-cm2/mg. [#1096]

A 180nm CMOS multi-channel digitizer (MCD) ASIC for a thermopile readout was tested for radiation hardness.  The chip was found to be immune to single event latchup (SEL) and total ionizing dose (TID) at 174 MeV-cm2/mg and 50 Mrad (Si) respectively.


5:05 p.m.     Wrbanek J. D. *   Wrbanek S. Y.   Fralick G. C.   Clark P. E.   McNeil R. R.

Compact Full-Field Ion Detector System for SmallSats beyond LEO [#1103]

Under development by NASA GRC, the Compact Full-field Ion Detector System is designed to be capable of being flown on a wide variety of deep space platforms to provide multi-directional, comprehensive measurements of ions in space environments.


5:20 p.m.     END OF ORAL SESSION

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


5:30 p.m. / Building 34 Gallery I



Contributed posters on existing and upcoming missions

(MESSENGER, OSIRIS-Rex, Rosetta, Hayabusa 2, Mangalyaan/Indian Mars Orbiter mission, JUICE, Europa Clipper, ExoMars, MAVEN, LADEE, ...)



Schmidt W.   Laitinen T.   J較vinen R.   Polkko J.   Harri A.-M.

Low Power Solutions for Rosetta Instruments: Finnish Contributions to an Exciting Project [#1037]

The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) provided hardware or software for five different instruments and for one system device onboard Rosetta satellite and for an instrument and a system device onboard the Philae lander.


Mottola S.   Michaelis H.   Bresch W.   Jaumann R.   Arnold G.   et al.

ROLIS, A Close-up Look at the Surface of 67P. [#1058]

ROLIS is the descent/close-up imager onboard Philae, the Rosetta lander. The experiment objectives and the instrument capabilities are described.


Caplinger M. A.   Ravine M. A.   Hansen C. J.

Junocam:  the challenges of adding an imaging system to the Juno Mission [#1073]

Junocam was added to the Juno Mission during Phase A.  To limit cost, a camera design from MSL was adapted to the Juno requirements.  There were numerous challenges in doing so, all of which were successfully surmounted.


Fletcher Z. J.   McMichael R.   Cheng A. F.   Hibbitts C. A.

BOPPS Infrared Camera. [#1123]

The abstract describes a balloon-borne planetary imager which will fly one month before the workshop to observe the comet Siding Spring along with the Mars spacecraft MRO and MAVEN and the Curiosity rover.



Instrumentation for in-situ analysis missions

(Venus in-situ Explorer, Titan Lake Lander, ...)



Palomba E.   Longobardo A.   Dirri F.   Zampetti E.   Biondi D.   et al.

VISTA: A Micro-Ther,mogravimeter to Measure Water and Organics Content in Planetary Environment [#1052]

The presentation focuses on the VISTA instrument (developed by a consortium of Italian institues), its large field of planetary applications, its technical characteristics and the functional and performance tests performed.


Li X.   Getty S. A.   Grubisic A.   Brinckerhoff W. B.   Cornish T.   et al.

New Developments in Reversible-Polarity Laser Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry for Future In Situ Planetary Missions [#1067]

A reversible polarity laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometer incorporating curved field reflectron, and pulsed pin ion gate has been developed.Data from this analyzer is shown to have advanced analytical capabilities.


Trainer M. G.   Mahaffy P. R.   Brinckerhoff W. B.   Johnson N. M.   Glaze L. S.

Investigating the Origin and Evolution of Venus with In Situ Mass Spectrometry [#1083]

Measurement of noble gas abundances on Venus remain a high priority for planetary science. This can be accomplished as part of an atmospheric investigation using flight-proven technology and demonstrated enrichment techniques.


Yingst R. A.   Ravine M. A.   Bartley J. K.   Cohen B. A.   Edgett K. S.   et al.

Hawkeye:  Deciphering Lithologic Clues Remotely and Rapidly from Stationary and Mobile Platforms. [#1094]

Hawkeye, a mast-mounted, 2-megapixel RGB color camera with a focusable macro lens, is a simple, heritage-rich investigation that provides hand lens scale lithology from actionable distances, maximizing the efficiency of landed or roving vehicles.


Szopa C.   Buch A.   Coll P.   Cabane M.   Coscia D.   et al.

Gas chromatography to characterize the molecular composition of extraterrestrial environments [#1110]

We present results obtained these two last decades with GCMS instrumentation, using compact GC systems. Are also presented recent developments on miniaturized GC components to be used in the future in science payloads with limited ressources.


Uckert K.   Chanover N. J.   Getty S.   Grubisic A.   Li X.   et al.

Using IR Spectroscopy To Optimize Organic Detection With A Two-Step Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer [#1113]

We explore the dependence of the IR desorption laser wavelength of a two step laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometer on the strength of IR absorption features of organically doped sulfates to optimize the detection of organic species.


Chanover N. J.   Uckert K.   Voelz D. G.   Boston P. J.

The Development and Field Testing of the Portable Acousto-optic Tunable Filter Spectrometer for Astrobiology [#1139]

We present the first field observations of cave environments using a portable reflectance spectrometer sensitive between 1.6-3.6 ?m.  We will present a suite of PASA spectra in order to demonstrate its efficacy as a tool for biomarker detection.


Sultana M.   Adkins-Reick R.   Stern J. C.

Graphene Chemical Sensor Array for in situ Chemical Analysis [#1156]

We are developing highly sensitive, selective and low resource graphene chemical sensor arrays for in situ detection of trace gases and volatile organics. The versatile nature makes these sensors suitable for both orbiters and landed missions.



5:30 p.m. / Building 34 Gallery II


Instrumentation for next generation orbiters

(Io, Mars 2020, TGO/ExoMars, ESA/JUICE, Europa Clipper mission, Enceladus, Trojan Tour and Rendezvous, ...)



Schmitz N.   Palumbo P.   Jaumann R.   Della Corte V.   Zusi M.   et al.

JANUS on JUICE: A Camera to Investigate Ganymede, Europa, Callisto and the Jovian System. [#1054]

ESA's JUICE mission will carry the camera system JANUS, an optical camera to study global, regional and local morphology and processes on the Jovian moons, and to perform mapping of the Moon's surfaces and the clouds on Jupiter.


Cadu A.   Devoto P.   Louarn P.   Sauvaud J. A.

Grazing Incidence Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer: Prototype Results and Possible Improvements [#1064]

We designed a complete time-of-flight mass spectrometer prototype for space plasma instrumentation, using grazing incidence MCP to replace usual carbon foil for electron emission. We present the first results and possibilities of improvements.


Westlake J. H.   Kasper J. C.   Rymer A. M.   Case A. W.   Stevens M. L.   et al.

The Influence of Magnetospheric Plasma on Magnetic Sounding of Europaユs Interior Oceans: Plasma Instrumentation for the Europa Clipper Mission. [#1081]

We present instrumentation designed for operation on the Europa Clipper spacecraft, consisting of Faraday cup sensors, that can pro-vide the high quality plasma measurements that are crucial to the success of a Europa magnetic sounding experiment.


Brown A. -D.   Aslam S.   Barrentine E. M.   Mikula V.   Schmidt A.   et al.

Micromachined Thermopile Arrays with Novel Thermoelectric Materials [#1091]

We have fabricated and characterized novel thermopile detectors, which use micromachined 2 micron-thick Si legs to thermally isolate the hot and cold thermocouple regions.


Hibbitts C. A.   Boldt J. D.   Liang S. X.   Edens W. K.   Kelly M. A.   et al.

Uncooled Thermal Infrared Camera Development at JHU-APL [#1107]

We will present our development effort for a ~ megapixel uncooled TIR camera and some results from an aircraft test flight.


Parsons A. M.   Boynton W. V.   Evans L. G.   Hamara D.   Harshman K.   et al.

Orbital High Purity Germanium (HPGe) Composition Measurements of Carbonaceous Asteroids [#1111]

HPGe gamma ray spectrometers have very successfully mapped the subsurface bulk elemental compositions of Mars and Mercury.  This powerful technique can also be applied to determine the subsurface bulk elemental compositions of carbonaceous asteroids.


Bloser P. F.   Schwadron N.   Bancroft C.   Legere J.   Ryan J.   et al.

Dose Spectra from Energetic Particles and Neutrons (DoSEN) [#1115]

DoSEN combines two advanced complementary radiation detection concepts with fundamental advantages over traditional dosimetry. DoSEN measures energy and charge distribution of energetic particles in a way not possible with current dosimeters.


MacDonald E. A.   Funsten H. O.   Larsen B. A.   Reeves G. D.   Skoug R. M.   et al.

A High TRL Low Resource "2 in 1" Concept for Magnetospheric Plasma Mass Spectrometry for High Radiation Planetary Environments [#1128]

A High TRL Low Resource "2 in 1" Concept for Magnetospheric Plasma Mass Spectrometry for High Radiation Planetary Environments, based on the HOPE instrument flown on the Van Allen Probes.


Glenn J.

High-J CO as a Probe of Warm Molecular Gas in Galaxies:  Herschel Evidence for Feedback and the Need for Future Far-Infrared Spectroscopy [#1002]

High-J CO observations of LIRGs revealed a warm component of molecular gas that carries ~90% of the CO luminosity. High resolution FIR observations will be required to characterize ISM feedback and understand consequences for galaxy evolution.


MacEwen H. A.

In-space Infrastructures: Synergisms Among Disciplines in Astrophysics [#1004]

Addresses in-space infrastructures to assist in the assembly and servicing of large space telescopes in general, and is intended to enhance interactions among the FAR-IR community, and the space community at large (e.g., human exploration).


Sorensen P. H.   Davis B. J.   Kline-Schoder R. J.   Morrison R. L.

An Ultra-Compact, High-Accuracy Star Tracker [#1013]

Creare's Ultra Compact Star Tracker is estimated to have mass less than 650 g, volume less than 400 cm3, and consume less than 0.5 W of power, while providing estimated attitude accuracy of 1 arc second in pitch and yaw and 10 arc seconds in roll.



Technology for in-situ analysis and sample return

(Lunar, Mars, Comet surface (i.e. ROsetta), NEOs (i.e. OSIRIS-Rex), ...)



John K. K.   Abell P. A.   Graham L. D.

Surface Investigations of Asteroids: Science Justification and the Need for Instrument Development [#1118]

There is very limited knowledge about the surface of asteroids.  There is a lack of scientific data on the properties of regolith and a lack of instrumentation to characterize the surface.  Surface interaction is key in order to obtain ground truth.


Clark P. E.   Farrand W.   Scheld D.   Martin J.   Dreyer C.

MIA: Miniature In-Situ Analyzer for Mars, the Moon or Asteroids [#1026]

We are developing MIA, a next-generation in-situ geochemical, mineralogical, and petrological analysis tool requiring no sample preparation, combining XRF and XRD instruments with a compact X-ray source, and dual CCD detectors.


Segal N. R. E.   Osinski G. R.   Dietrich P.   Tornabene L. L.   Coulter A. B.   et al.

Demonstrating TEMMI: A Three-Dimensional Exploration Multispectral Microscopic Imager on Geologic Materials. [#1095]

Demonstration of the capabilities of the Three-Dimensional Exploration Multispectral Microscopic Imager (TEMMI)on geologically relevant materials. TEMMI has three different operating modes: 2D colour, 3D and Ultraviolet (UV), including multispectral.


Lim L. F.   Getty S. A.   Kotecki C. A.   Southard A. E.   Gaskin J.

A Miniature Electron Probe for In Situ Elemental Microanalysis [#1106]

The Mini-EPMA is an adaptation of the standard laboratory technique of electron probe microanalysis (EPMA) to a flight instrument suitable for a lander or rover mission.


Wei J.   Wang A.   Goetz W.   Cornor K.

Quantification of Fluorescence Emission from Extraterrestrial Materials [#1112]

Quantification of fluorescence emissions from Martian meteorites, carbonaceous condrites and terrestrial samples were obtained from a fluorescence microscope.


Wei J.   Wang A.   Lu Y.   Connor K.   Bradley A.

Detection Limits of Biomarkers by Micro-Beam 532 nm Laser Raman Spectrometry (LRS) [#1117]

We present detection limits of biosmarkers by micro-beam 532 nm laser Raman spectrometry.


Beaty D. W.   Liu Y.

Planning for the Earth-Based Instruments and Associated Sample Preparation Procedures Needed to Achieve the Scientific Objectives of MSR. [#1122]

Now that NASA has selected the instruments for the M-2020 sample-collecting rover, the attention of the instrument-planning/building community needs to shift in part to the instruments needed to evaluate the samples if they are returned to Earth.




5:30 p.m. / Building 34 Gallery III


Instruments on future Mars landers

(ExoMars, Mars 2020 & beyond, ...)



Polkko J.   Kahanpää H.   Harri A-M.   Genzer M.   Nikkanen T.   et al.

Atmospheric Pressure & Humidity Instrument Technologies for Planetary Landers [#1035]

Finnish Meteorological Institute has provided meteorological pressure & humidity instruments for several planetary landing missions. Flown instruments on successful missions are presented as well as those under development for coming Mars missions.


Southard A. E.   Adachi T.   Brown G.   Gonnsen Z.   Johnson C.   et al.

High speed and accurate pressure measurement with a mems pressure gauge from 100 to 0.1 mtorr in support of MOMA-MS [#1059]

We demonstrate an approach to improve response time of a transistor can sized, 300-600 microWatt pirani pressure gauge and demonstrate its readiness for use in the MOMA ion trap mass spectrometer.


Blake D. F.   Sarrazin P.   Bristow T.

Mapping alpha-particle X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometer (Map-X) [#1080]

Map-X is an arm-based imaging XRF spectrometer.  It utilizes a radioisotope fluorescent source, an X-ray オ-pore Optic (MPO) and an X-ray sensitive CCD to record postage stamp - sized element maps and XRF spectra of ground-selected ROI.


Fries M.   Bhartia R.   Beegle L.   Burton A.   Ross A.   et al.

The Calibration Target for the Mars 2020 SHERLOC Instrument: Multiple Science Roles for Future Manned and Unmanned Mars Exploration [#1093]

The SHERLOC instrument is a deep-UV Raman/fluorescence instrument selected for the Mars 2020 rover instrument suite. SHERLOCユs calibration target includes space suit materials and meteorite samples to serve multiple SMD and HEOMD science roles.


Brinckerhoff W.   Danell R.   van Amerom F.   Pinnick V.   Li X.   et al.

Development of a Linear Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer (LITMS) Investigation for Future Planetary Surface Missions [#1109]

We present an overview of the LITMS investigation under development with support of the Maturation of Instruments for Solar System Exploration (MatISSE) program.


Pinnick V. T.   Buch A.   Grand N.   Humeau O.   van Amerom F. H. W.   et al.

Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer: Performance of the Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Mode of Operation. [#1119]

The Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer, a key analytical tool aboard the 2018 ExoMars Rover, is a combined pyrolysis gas chromatography and laser desorption mass spectrometer.  This report focuses on the current performance of the GC-MS interface.


Grubisic A.   van Amerom F. H. W.   Danell R. M.   Pinnick V. T.   Arevalo R. D.   et al.

Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer: Performance of Laser Desorption Ionization Linear Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer [#1120]

Performance characteristics of the laser desorption ionization mode of the Engineering Test Unit of Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer Linear Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer is demonstrated.


Rodriguez-Manfredi J. A.   de la Torre M.   Bridges N. T.   Conrad P. G.   Ferri F.   et al.

MEDA, An Environmental And Meteorological Package For The MARS 2020 Mission. [#1125]

This abstract describes MEDA, the environmental instrument recently selected as part of the Mars2020's scientific payload, its goals and concept.


Blagojevic B.   Trainer M. G.   Pavlov A. A.   Prasad C. R.

Bio-Indicator Lidar Instrument for NASA Planetary Missions [#1140]

We propose a novel planetary Astrobiology instrument based on a real-time technique of remote detection and discrimination of any bio-signatures dispersed in the ground-level planetary atmosphere.



CubeSats concepts for planetary missions



Clark P. E.   Dichmann D.   Folta D.   Lo M.   Staehle R.   et al.

MOLO: MiniMoon Orbiting Lagrange Observatory [#1025]

The MiniMoon Orbiting Lagrange Observatory (MOLO) is an operationally complex, multi-platform Cubesat concept involving 'targets-of-opportunity' encounters with incoming minimoons via Lagrange Points.


Sittler E. C. Jr.   Paschalidis N.   Cooper J. F.   Zesta E.   Ali A.   et al.

Development of Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometers (INMS) for Heliophysics and Planetary Missions [#1041]

High Precision Electric Gate (HPEG) that can provide precision electric gate ~ 1 ns time resolution, and also acts as a velocity filter. It can provide miniature and lower power ion neutral mass spectrometers for CubeSat applications.


Leiter R.   Himwich Z.   Natarajan A.   Rosenthall J.

SPACE for Cubesats: Small Payloads and Advanced Concepts for Exploration Early Mission Design Tool [#1027]

The SPACE tool separates the design process of a CubeSat mission into selection of an instrument or payload and selection of various subsystems.


Kobayashi M.   Ishimaru R.

Dust Monitoring Instrument on CubeSat for Small Body Mission [#1071]

we describe a concept idea of dust monitoring by CubeSat probe dispatched from the main spacecraft in small body mission.


Collier M. R.   Sibeck D. G.   Porter F. S.

Soft X-ray Instrumentation for Planetary Exploration: Current Status and Future Potential [#1079]

Solar wind charge exchange (SWCX) operates at all solar system objects with atmospheres/exospheres. SWCX generates X-rays that can be used to image characteristic density structures, so spacecraft can map out the boundaries surrounding these bodies.



Thursday, November 6, 2014


9:00 a.m. / Building 34 -Conference Room W150 



Chairs:    P. Mahaffy (GSFC)

                  X. Sun (GSFC)


9:00 a.m.     Elphic R. C. *   Hine B. P.   Delory G. T.   Noble S.   Colaprete A.   et al.

Lunar Science On A ShoeString: The Adventures of LADEE [1164]

NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) arrived at the Moon on Oct 6, 2013. It demonstrated many firsts: deep-space demonstration of high-speed laser communications; acquisition of all necessary science data in 100 days etc.



Thursday, November 6, 2014


9:30 a.m. / Building 34 -Conference Room W150



Chairs:    P. Mahaffy (GSFC)

                  L. Carter (GSFC)


9:30 a.m.     Nagihara S. *   Zacny K.   Hedlund M.   Taylor P. T.

Compact, Modular Heat Flow Probe for the Lunar Geophysical Network Mission [#1011]

We report our progress in designing and testing prototypes of a low-mass, low-power heat flow probe for possible use in the Lunar Geophysical Network and other missions to the Moon.


9:45 a.m.     Cohen B. A. *   Devismes D.   Miller J. S.   Swindle T. D.

The Potassium-Argon Laser Experiment (KArLE): In Situ Geochronology for Planetary Robotic Missions [#1040]

We are developing an in situ geochronology capability using flight-heritage components. KArLE results show that for planetary samples older than 2 Ga, precision will be ア100 Ma, sufficient to address a wide range of high-priority science.


10:00 a.m.  Stockton A. M. *   Kim J.   Willis P. A.   Lillis R.   Amundson R.   et al.

The Mars Organic Analyzer: Instrumentation and Methods for Detecting Trace Organic Molecules on Mars and Elsewhere in our Solar System [#1045]

Mars Organic Analyzer was designed to give the Mars 2020 Mission capability to look for organic molecules, including amines, aldehydes, ketones, organic acids, thiols and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, in martian samples with sub-ppb sensitivity.


10:15 a.m.   Ehlmann B. L. *   Mouroulis P.   Van Gorp B.   Blaney D.   Rodriguez J.   et al.

Microimaging VSWIR Spectroscopy Instruments for Planetary Exploration: Measuring In-Situ Mineralogy, Ices, Organics, and Linking to Remote Observation [#1046]

In situ microimaging VSWIR spectroscopy to assess mineralogy and texture simultaneously with no surface prep, rapid measurement (<10min scan for 140,000 discrete measurements), and high sensitivity to minerals  has been demonstrated with a prototype.


10:30 a.m.  Willis P. A. *   Mora M. F.   Cable M. L.   Stockton A. M.   Williford K. H.   et al.

Microfluidic Life Analyzer (MILA) [#1047]

MILA is a newly initiated planetary instrument development effort funded under the NASA-PICASSO Program aimed at the analysis of organic acids. Key measurement capabilities include amino acid chirality and carboxylic acid chain length up to 30 atoms.


10:45 a.m.  Peplowski P. N. *   Goldsten J. O.   Lawrence D. J.

COUGRS: A Low-Resouce Gamma-Ray Spectrometer for Surface Science Investigations into Planetary Origins and Evolution [#1061]

We present a new, lightweight, low-resource gamma-ray spectrometer capable of making high-quality geochemical measurements on future planetary landers.


11:00 a.m.   COFFEE BREAK


11:20 a.m.   Wang Alian. *   Jolliff B. L.   Lambert J. L.   Menzies R.   Hutchinson I.   et al.

A Compact Integrated Raman Spectrometer, CIRS, for Fine-Scale Mineralogy and Bio-Signature Detection in Planetary Surface Explorations of Our Solar System. [#1090]

CIRS is a non-optical-fiber version of MMRS, with augmented science capabilities. It combines a high-quality laser Raman spectrometer (CIRS-LRS) with a Context Imager (CIRS-CI). CIRS development enables broad applications for future missions.


11:35 a.m.   Beauchamp P. M. *   Hörst S. M.   Yelle R. V.   Cable M. L.   Neidholdt E. L.   et al.

Planetary Organics Detector (POD): A High Resolution Mass Spectrometer System To Determine Composition And Structure [#1129]

POD has high resolution tandem mass spectrometers and a cryogenic sample handling system for analyzing gas, liquid, and solid samples to distinguish between structural isomers and isobars, molecular formulas and ions that have the same nominal mass.


11:50 a.m.   Blaney D. L. *   Murchie S. L.   Green R. O.   Mustard J.   Ehlman B.   et al.

Ultra Compact Imanging Spectrometer (UCIS): Technology Maturaion and Applications for Mars, the Moon, and Small bodies. [#1148]

The Ultra Compact Imaging Spectrometer (UCIS) is the first imaging spectrometer compatible with being put on the mast of a lander or rover that has been built using flight-proven components and can collect data on the Moon, asteroids, or Mars.


12:05 p.m.  Southard A. E. *   Ferrance J.   Elsila J. E.   Espiritu A. M.   Kotecki C.   et al.

Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Interface for detection of extraterrestrial organics [#1155]

The OASIS (Organics Analyzer for Sampling Icy surfaces) is being developed to do in situ detection of the organic content of icy bodies in the solar system using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry.


12:20 p.m.  LUNCH BREAK

                                                Thursday, November 6, 2014


9:30 a.m. / Building 34- Conference Room W120 A&B



Chairs:    M. Grande (Aberystwyth U., UK)

                  X. Sun (GSFC)


9:30 a.m.     Tamppari L. K. *   Spiers G.

A Doppler Wind LIDAR for Mars [#1127]

The winds on Mars are almost completely unknown, yet are critical for understanding fundamental processes on Mars, and ensuring safe landing of robotic and human spacecraft.  We are developing a Doppler LIDAR for Mars to be flown from orbit.


9:45 a.m.     Asmar S. W. *   Iess L.   Folkner W. M.   Simone L.   Bolton S. J.

Advanced Radio Science Instrumentation for the Juno, BepiColombo, and JUICE Missions [#1130]

Planetary interior structures are constrained via gravitational field recovery. Radio Science techniques have utilized Doppler tracking. Beyond X-band links, we have introduced Ka-band radios and improved data quality by an order of magnitude.


10:00 a.m.  James D. *   Kemph S.   Passe H.   Sternovsky Z.   Young J.   et al.

Development and Characterization of a New Dynode Multiplier for Missions to Harsh Radiation Environments [#1138]

An electron multiplier and its housing are being developed for the SUrface Dust Analyzer instrument proposed on NASA's planned Europa mission.  This talk presents the results of design, modeling, and testing in preparation for the harsh environment.


10:15 a.m.   Jones S. M. *   Anderson M. S.   Davies A. G.   Kirby J. P.

Aerogel Dust Capture for In-Situ Mass Spectrometry Analysis [#1143]

To demonstrate that aerogel dust capture can be used to complement current methods of sample collection for in-situ mass spectrometry (MS), impact tests and analyses with MS were conducted. PAHs were identified from the dust captured in aerogel.


10:30 a.m.  Kempf S. *   Altobelli N.   Brios C.   Grün E.   Hand K.   et al.

SUDA: A Dust Mass Spectrometer for Compositional Surface Mapping for a Mission to Europa [#1152]

SUDA is an impact mass spectrometer, which measures the composition of ballistic dust particles from Europa's surface. The unique compositional data enables SUDA to define and constrain the geological activities on and below the moons' surface.


10:45 a.m.  Sandor-Leahy S. *   Miller H.   Logan J.   Flannery M.   Folkman M.

Compact Thermal Imaging Spectrometer for Planetary Science Applications [#1159]

NGAS has developed a novel, compact, low weight and power, hyperspectral imaging spectrometer , which has key features that make it particularly suitable for planetary science and uses a compact optical design resulting in a single compact instrument package.


11:00 a.m.   COFFEE BREAK


11:20 a.m.   Gautam N.   Sherwin M. S. *   Kawamura J.   Karasik B.   Focardi P.   et al.

A Heterodyne Detector for Terahertz Spectroscopy of Planets and Comets. [#1160]

Between 1 and 5 THz, molecular lines in cometary and planetary atmospheres are dense and strong.  We discuss the development of a frequency-agile, nearly quantum-limited, heterodyne receiver for 1-5 THZ that can be passively cooled.



Thursday, November 6, 2014


11:35 a.m. / Building 34- Conference Room W120 A&B


Chairs:    M. Grande (Aberystwyth U., UK)

                  X. Sun (GSFC)


11:35 a.m.   Cornwell D. M. *

NASA's Optical Communications Program for Future Planetary and Near-Earth Missions [#1010]

An overview of NASA's vibrant and wide-ranging optical communications program to support future planetary and near-Earth missions will be provided, based on the success of the laser communications demonstration from the Moon on LADEE in 2013.


11:55 a.m.   Dell'Angnello S. *

NASA-SSERVI and INFN Partnership "SPRINGLETS":Solar system Payloads of laser Retroreflectors of INfn for General reLativity,Exploration and planeTary Science [#1163]

A research partnership between INFN and NASA-SSERVI, the NASA Solar System Exploration and Research Virtual Institute, to provide new generation laser retroreflectors for precise positioning of the Moon, Mars and the icy/rocky moons of Jupiter and Saturn.


12:10 p.m.   END OF SESSION

                  LUNCH BREAK

Thursday, November 6, 2014


1:20 p.m. / Building 34 -Conference Room W150 


Chairs:    A. Bhardwaj (VSSC, India)

                  T. Stubbs (GSFC)


1:20 p.m.     Farley K. A. *   Schulte M. D.   Williford K. H.

Overview of the Mars 2020 Mission and its Investigation Payload [#1133]

An overview of the investigations selected for the Mars 2020 rover mission.


1:40 p.m.     Allwood A. C. *   Clark B.   Elam W. T.   Flannery D. T.   Grotzinger J.   et al.

PIXL: Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry on Mars 2020 [#1104]

PIXL is a microfocus XRF instrument on the robotic arm of the Mars 2020 rover. PIXL will be used to investigate abundances and submillimeter-scale distribution of chemical elements in rocks and soils.


2:00 p.m.     Hamran S.-E. *   Amundsen H. E. F.   Carter L.   Ghent R.   Kohler J.   et al.

The Ground Penetrating Radar RIMFAX on the Mars 2020 Mission. [#1034]

The Radar Imager for Mars' sub-surFAce eXperiment (RIMFAX) ground penetrating radar experiment for the Mars 2020 Rover will add a new dimension to the rover's toolset by providing the capability to image the shallow subsurface beneath the rover.


2:20 p.m.     Wiens R. C. *   Maurice S.   Johnson J. R.   Clegg S. M.   Sharma S. K.   et al.

The SuperCam Remote Sensing Suite for Mars 2020: Co-Aligned LIBS, Raman, and Near-IR Spectroscopies, and Color Micro-Imaging [#1086]

SuperCam/Mars2020 is a suite of 4 instruments: Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), Raman spectros-copy, visible and near-infrared spectroscopy (VISIR), and high resolution color imaging, all co-aligned and at micro-radian angular resolution.


2:40 p.m.     Bell J. F. III *   Maki J. N.   Mehall G. L.   Ravine M. A.   Caplinger M. A.

Mastcam-Z: A Geologic, Stereoscopic, and Multispectral Investigation on the NASA Mars-2020 Rover [#1151]

Here we describe the mast-mounted Mastcam-Z imaging system on the Mars-2020 rover. We describe our geologic, atmospheric, and operational science goals, as well as the basic functionality and predicted performance of the cameras.


3:00 p.m.     Beegle L. W. *   Bhartia R.   DeFlores L.   White M.   Asher S.   et al.

SHERLOC: Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics & Chemicals, an Investigation for 2020 [#1078]

The SHERLOC investigation was recently selected for the Mars 2020 integrated payload. SHERLOC enables non-contact, spatially resolved, and highly sensitivity detection and characterization of organics and minerals on Mars.


3:20 p.m.     Hecht M. H. *   Rapp D. R.   Hoffman J. A.   The MOXIE TEAM

The Mars Oxygen ISRU Experiment (MOXIE) [#1134]

Recently selected to fly on NASAユs Mars 2020 mission, MOXIE is a 1% scale model of an oxygen processing plant that might support a human expedition sometime in the 2030s. MOXIE will produce 22g/hr of O2 on Mars with >99.6% purity during 50 sols.


3:40 p.m.     END OF ORAL SESSION

                  GSFC TOURS


Thursday, November 6, 2014

GSFC Tours

3:55 p.m.


3:55 p.m.

Group A: Bus departs from Building 34 for Visitor Center, then returns to Building 34 for Group B

4:00 p.m.

Group A:The Astrobiology Walk at the Visitor Center

Garden, Visitor Center


Group B: Bus departs from Building 34 for Building 29, then returns to Visitor Center for Group A


4:10 p.m.

Group B:

James Webb Space Telescope Space Systems Development and Integration Facility Clean Room and Building 29


4:30 p.m.

Group A: Bus returns to Visitor Center for Group A, takes VIPs to Building 29 and picks up Group B to take to Visitor Center


4:40 p.m.

Group A:

James Webb Space Telescope Space Systems Development and Integration Facility Clean Room and Building 29


Group B: Bus departs from Building 29, for the Visitor Center


4:50 p.m.

Group B:

The Astrobiology Walk at the Visitor Center, Garden, and Visitor Center

5:15 p.m.

Group A: bus picks up VIPs from Building 29, takes to Visitor Center


Group B: already at Visitor Center


5:20 p.m.

Group A & B await hotel shuttles at Visitor Center, then depart center


                                                                           Friday, November 7, 2014


9:00 a.m. / Building 34 -Conference Room W150


Chairs:    C. Webster (JPL)

                  C. Nixon (GSFC)


9:00 a.m.     C. J. Alexander *

Humanity's First Attempt to Land on A Comet, November 2014



Friday, November 7, 2014


9:30 a.m. / Building 34 -Conference Room W150 



Chairs:    C. Webster (JPL)

                  C. Nixon (GSFC)


9:30 a.m.     Zagarola M. V. *   Hill R. W.   Gagne J. R.

Ultra Low Power Cryo-Refrigerator for Space [#1085]

Creare is currently working to develop an innovative type of cryocooler, an ultra-low power cryocooler that utilizes a cryogenic heat sink.  We recently completed the demonstration of a technology demonstration unit, which is the subject of this presentation.


9:45 a.m.     Glavin D. P. *   Tsou P.   Anbar A. D.   Baross J.   Beegle L. W.   et al.

Plume Collection Strategies for Future Icy Body Sample Return Missions [#1012]

Sample return of plume materials from Enceladus will be critical to the search for evidence of life on this potentially habitable moon.  Here we focus on sample collector and containment technology development and testing needed for future missions.


10:00 a.m.  Webster C. R. *   Christensen L. E.   Flesch G. J.   Forouhar S.   Briggs R.   et al.

Tunable Laser Spectrometers for Space Science [#1066]

Tunable laser spectrometers have enjoyed a huge growth in capability for space science: for planetary missions, the International Space Station (ISS) cabin monitoring, and for In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) on the Mars 2020 mission.


10:15 a.m.   Izenberg N. R. *

FirefOx - An Oxygen Fugacity Sensor for Venus [#1074]

FirefOx is a ceramic oxygen sensor designed for deep atmosphere, near surface determination of the oxygen fugacity of Venus, and constraint of stable surface mineralogy and gas chemistry.


10:30 a.m.  Durga Prasad K. *   Maniteja V.   Murty S. V. S.

A Novel Approach for Precise Temperature Measurement by Planetary Thermal Probes [#1014]

We have developed and tested a novel signal conditioning scheme for precise RTD based temperature measurement by Planetary thermal probes. This scheme would help in designing an optimised electronics for in situ planetary heat flow measurements.


10:45 a.m.  Gerasimov M. V. *

Gas-Analytic Package of the Russian メLunar-Resourceモ mission [#1036]

Gas-analytic package of the Lunar-Resource mission is aimed on comprehensive investigation of the inventory of volatiles in the polar regions regolith. It uses pyrolysis-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry method and consists of three instruments.


11:00 a.m.   Hill S. W. *   Hohlfeld E. M.   Adams E. A.   Liang S. X.   Sharma A.   et al.

In-Situ Small Body Surface Characterization Enabled by the Planetary Object Geophysical Observer (POGO) [#1039]

The Planetary Object Geophysical Observer (POGO)  is a self-contained, fully autonomous ride along payload that is able to provide in-situ elemental and compositional information of many different locations on a small body surface.


11:15 a.m.   COFFEE BREAK


11:35 a.m.   Arevalo R. Jr. *   Brinckerhoff W. B.   Mahaffy P. R.   van Amerom F. H. W.   Danell R. M.   et al.

It's a Trap! A review of MOMA and other ion traps in space or under development [#1102]

Ion trap instruments have found a niche in planetary missions that require small, versatile mass analyzers. Here, a review is provided on the current state of ion trap technologies in flight and/or under development.


11:55 a.m.   Thangavelautham J. *   Robinson M.   Taits A.   McKinney T.   Amidan S.   et al.

Flying, Hopping Pit-bots for Cave and Lava Tube Exploration on the Moon and Mars [#1087]

In this paper we introduce a network of 3 kg, 0.30 m diameter ball robots that can fly, hop and roll using an on board miniature propulsion system in extreme environments such as caves and lava tubes on the Moon and Mars.


12:10 p.m.   Lawrence D. J. *   Burks M. T.   Goldsten J. O.   Peplowski P. N.   Beck A. W.

GeMini Plus: A Low Resource, High Precision Gamma-Ray Spectrometer for Planetary Composition Measurements [#1092]

We discuss a new instrument called GeMini Plus that can accomplish laboratory quality, high-precision gamma-ray measurements with the type of low-resources needed for landed platforms as well as resource-constrained orbital missions.


12:25 p.m.  Harvey T. J.   Hur-Diaz S. *

Asteroid Capture with a Structured Netted Asteroid Retrieval Envelope (SNARE) [#1097]

We describe an innovative asteroid capture system concept using CubeSats called the Structured Netted Asteroid Retrieval Envelope (SNARE) as a viable and compelling solution to capturing a small asteroid.


12:40 p.m.  LUNCH BREAK


Friday, November 7, 2014


9:30 a.m. / Building 34 -Conference Room W120 A&B  


Chairs:    S. Feldman (JPL)

                  S. Stahle (GSFC)


9:30 a.m.     Baker J. D. *

Expanding Science and Innovation with CubeSat Instruments [#1150]

Imagine flying through the plumes above Europa and being able to identify the composition of the ejecta without risking your primary spacecraft. Today the first low cost deep space CubeSats, called INSPIRE have been developed and more are on the way.


9:50 a.m.     Farrell W. M. *   MacDowall R. J.   Folta D.   Bradley D.   Collier M. R.   et al.

Terminator Double Layer Explorer (TerDLE): A Plasma Lunarcube Concept [#1072]

TerDLE will study the plasma expansion process at low altitudes along the flank of the lunar plasma wake.


10:05 a.m.  Castillo-Rogez J. C.   Blacksberg J.   Feldman S. M. *   Kahn C. L.   Shapiro-Scharlotta A. A.

Small Instruments for Nano-Spacecraft Applications - A Review [#1158]

This paper provides a review of the current state of the art in small instruments that may be applicable to future missions involving independent or deployable platforms in the 1-10 kg range.


10:20 a.m.  Paine C. G. *   Hayne P. O.   Cohen B. A.

Lunar Flashlight: A 6U CubeSat Using Solar Sail Propulsion to Orbit the Moon and Illuminate Permanently-Shadowed Regions in a Search for Water [#1131]

We describe a mission concept for a solar-sail—powered CubeSat to orbit the moon, illuminate permanently shadowed polar regions with sunlight reflected from the sail, and quantify the presence of cold-trapped water ice using the reflected spectrum.


10:35 a.m.  Esper J. E. *

Cubesat Application for Planetary Entry (CAPE) Missions: Micro-Reentry Capsule (MIRCA) [#1147]

The CAPE concept describes a high-performing Cubesat system which includes a propulsion module and miniaturized technologies capable of surviving atmospheric entry heating. MIRCA is CAPEユs first planetary entry probe flight prototype.


10:50 a.m.  Cooper J. F. *   Sturner S. J.   Sittler E. C.   Paschalidis N.   Wesenberg R. P.   et al.

Natural Environmental Shielding Impacts on Electronics and Sensor Shielding Design for Missions to Extreme Radiation Environments of the Europa and Ganymede [#1149]

Natural environmental shielding impacts of Galilean moon bodies, surface topography, and magnetic fields on spacecraft and sensor electronics are considered for orbiter, flyby, and lander missions to extreme radiation environments of these moons.


11:05 a.m.   END OF SESSION

Friday, November 7, 2014


1:40 p.m. / Building 34 -Conference Room W150 


Chairs:    M. Trainer (GSFC)

                  L.Carter (GSFC)


1:40 p.m.     Noell A. C. *   Lee M. C.   Takano N.   Elleman D.   Hasenoehrl J.   et al.

Astrobionibbler: Microfluidic Subcritical Water Extraction of Organics from Planetary Samples [#1100]

Astrobionibbler is a microfluidic instrument meant for sample extraction and concentration of organic molecules from solid powder samples. By miniaturizing the extraction and concentration process it will enable a wide range of wet chemical analysis.


1:55 p.m.     Getty S. A. *   Li X.   Cornish T.   Grubisic A.   Uckert K.   et al.

A Two-step Tandem Laser Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer for the In Situ Study of the Surfaces of Primitive and Icy Solar System Bodies [#1101]

Laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry offers compositional analysis of solid samples using an instrument that can be made compact, low power, and lightweight for future in situ misions to primitive bodies and icy moons.


2:10 p.m.     Alerstam E. *   Blacksberg J.   Maruyama Y.   Cochrane C.   Rossman G. R.

A miniature time-resolved Raman spectrometer for in situ planetary surface exploration [#1077]

We present a time-resolved Raman spectrometer (TRRS) for planetary science as a means for identification and mapping of minerals even in the presence of high background fluorescence.


2:25 p.m.     Parsons A. M. *   Evans L. G.   Karunatillake S.   McClanahan T. P.   Moersch J. E.   et al.

High Sensitivity Subsurface Elemental Composition Measurements with PING [#1108]

The Probing In situ with Neutrons and Gamma rays (PING) instrument will measure the bulk elemental composition of the subsurface of any solid solar system body and is a versatile, effective tool for a host of in situ scientific investigations.


2:40 p.m.     Tulej M. *   Riedo A.   Neuland M.   Wurz P.

LMS Instrument: Present State and Perspectives for Element and Isotope Analysis of Planetary Materials [#1137]

The performance figures of a miniature laser abaltion/ionisation instrument (LMS) are presented and its coupling with a miniature microscope-camera (CAMAM suite) for additional complementary characterisation of the planetary materials.


2:55 p.m.     Rymer A. M. *   Westlake J. H.   Smith H. T.   Strohbehn K.   Bowen K.

ANIONS: Atmospheric Negative ION Sensor. [#1099]

The importance and measurement of planetary atmospheric negative ion chemistry.


3:10 p.m.     Núñez J. I. *   Adams E. Y.   Koerner L. J.   Murchie S. L.

Impact of Geometry on Element Abundances from X-ray Fluorescence in Vacuum: Considerations for APXS Measurements on Small Airless Bodies [#1145]

We present test results of a prototype APXS instrument under vacuum to assess the impact of position geometry on element abundance measurements using x-ray spectroscopy. Results have implications for in-situ APXS measurements on asteroids or comets.


3:25 p.m.     Roman M. J. *   Malin M. C.   Ravine M. A.   Robinson M. S.

Strategies for unmanned lunar rovers: Integration of teleoperation and autonomy based on field testing [#1153]

We have carried out a series of rover field tests, demonstrating multiple km of range with human-in-the-loop operation (with lunar-appropriate latency) and (in separate tests) with autonomous operation.


3:40 p.m.     Anderson F. S. *   Whitaker T. J.   Levine J. L.

The Case For In-situ Dating with Geologic Context for the Moon and Mars using the Chemistry, Organics, And Dating EXperiment (codex) [#1161]

The Chemistry, Organics, and Dating Experiment can identify evidence of non-terrestrial organics, and understand the history and duration of events in the solar system, placing them both in context.


3:55 p.m.     END OF ORAL SESSION