International Workshop on Instrumentation for Planetary Missions (IPM-2012),
Greenbelt, Maryland (near Washington DC)
Dates: Oct 10-12, 2012
Very successful workshop. See you again in Oct 2014.
Full Program (including abstracts) in PDF
Author Index in PDF
Topics for the Workshop:
- Science questions to be addressed in the next decade and beyond (short keynote type presentations)
- Reviews of instruments on past missions - lessons learned and vision for what is needed on next generation of instruments (invited papers).
- Instrumentation for descent probes (Saturn, Uranus, ...)
- Instrumentation for in-situ analysis missions (Venus in-situ Explorer, Titan, ...)
- Instrumentation for next generation orbiters (Io, Reformulated Mars program missions, TGO/ExoMars, JEO de-scoped, Enceladus, Trojan Tour and Rendezvous, ESA/JUICE, ...)
- Technology for in-situ analysis and sample return (Lunar, Mars, Comet surface, NEOs, ...)
- Instruments on future Mars landers (ExoMars, Mars Sample Return, ...)
- Imaging, cooling, readout and on-board processing technology for future planetary missions
- Electronics for extreme environments (temperature and radiation)
- Human space flight missions to planetary targets (beyond low Earth orbit) with science outcomes (NEO, Mars)
The objective is to have a broad canvas of instrumentation and technology available to 'Decadal Survey' missions and those further out. It is also meant to be a forum of collaboration, exchange and discussions where science questions, and the technology needed to address them, are discussed.
Nobel Laureate, NASA
"Studying our solar system's planets using JWST"
JPL Planetary Science Instruments Office
"The importance of isotope ratios across the solar system"
NASA/GSFC, Solar System Exploration Division
"Science questions and broad outline of technology needs of the decade 2013-2022"