The Strata Ground Penetrating Radar: Constraining the Near Surface Properties of Solar System Bodies Grant J. A., Leuschen C. J., Russell P. S.
The Strata rover-deployed ground penetrating radar will characterize the near-surface of solid solar system bodies to depths of 10.15 m to define geologic settings and target high-priority samples/hazards to interrogate/avoid.

Low-Frequency Electromagnetic Methods for Multi-Scale Subsurface Planetary Exploration Grimm, R.E.
A shadowy electromagnetic underworld exists below the radar band that can probe deeper and with higher sensitivity to temperature structure and materials, particularly ice, water, and possibly microbial life.

The NetStation GPR: A Tool for Conducting Lander-Based 3-D Investigations of Planetary Subsurface Structure, Stratigraphy, and Volatile Distribution Ciarletti V., Clifford S. M., Plettemeier D., LeGall A., Biancheri-Astier M.
The NetStation GPR is a stationary, multiband polarimentric HF GPR, designed to conduct geologic and volatile-related investigations of planetary environments in both the near- and deep-subsurface . employed alone or as part of a geophysical network.

WISDOM a GPR for the ExoMars Rover Mission Ciarletti V., Plettemeier D., Clifford S.M., Cais P., Herique A., Kofman W., Hamran S.E.
The WISDOM GPR has been designed and selected for the ExoMars rover mission to investigate the near subsurface. It will help addressing important questions about the nature and history of the landing site and selecting location for drilling.

Exploration of the Habitability of Mars with the SAM Suite on the Curiosity Mahaffy P. R., Cabane M., Webster C. R., Atreya S. K., Conrad P. G.
The Mars Science Laboratory Mission (MSL) is designed to advance the search for life on Mars by assessing the habitability potential of Mars on the floor and the central layered mound (Mount Sharp) of the ancient Gale Crater.

Reactivity Analyzer for Soil, Ices, and Regolith Quinn R. C., Ricco A. J., Ehrenfreund P., Grunthaner F., Santos O., Zent A., Hines J. W., Agasid E.
The Reactivity Analyzer for Soil, Ices, and Regolith (RASIR) is an integrated microanalytical system designed to simultaneously measure the organic content and chemical reactivity levels of martian surface samples.

CHEMSENS: A Wet Checmical Analysis Laboratory for Mars Kounaves S.P., Bayer J.M., McElhoney K.M., O'Neil G.D., Hecht M.H.
CHEMSENS builds on the Phoenix Wet Chemistry Laboratory (WCL) heritage and on improvements in sensor technology. As part of a MER-class rover it can perform wet chemical analyses over a variety of geological surfaces and the mission lifetime.

An Analysis of the Instruments Needed to Carry Out the Function of Identifying and Documenting the Samples for Potential Return to Earth via MSR Beaty D. W., Allwood A. C.,Bass D. S.,Feldman S.
This abstract summarizes the instruments needed to select, and document the geologic context for, the samples for MSR. This analysis is derived from the major report of JSWG (2012), which involved a committee of 27 members.

Update on the Reformulation of the Mars Program Missions McCuition D.

Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer (MOMA) Onboard ExoMars 2018 Steininger H., Steinmetz E., Martin D.K., Lustrement B., Goesmann F., Brinkerhoff W.B., Mahaffy P.R., Raulin F., Cotter R.J., Szopa C.
The Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer (MOMA) is a combined pyrolysis gas chromatograph mass spectrometer and laser desorption mass spectrometer. It will be part of the ESA Roscosmos ExoMars 2018 mission to search for extinct and extant life.

Mars Atmospheric Pressure Ionization (MAPI) of Biomarkers for Mass Spectrometry Johnson P. V., Hodyss R., Beauchamp J. L.
We are developing techniques for martian atmospheric pressure ionization of organic molecules to enable their detection and quantification via mass spectrometry with minimal sample handling and preparation. Preliminary results will be presented.

Measurement of the 13C/12C of Atmospheric CH4 Using Near-IR Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy Chen Y.,Onstott T. C., Lehmann K. K., Tang Y., Yang S. L., Morey P., Mahaffy P., Burris J., Sherwood Lollar B., Lacrampe-Couloume G.
A portable near-IR Continuous Wave-Cavity Ring-Down Spectrometer (CW-CRDS) was developed with the goal of measuring seasonal changes in the isotopic composition of atmospheric CH4 on Earth and Mars and successfully tested in the Arctic.

An Instrument to Measure Turbulent Eddy Fluxes in the Atmosphere of Mars Rafkin S., Banfield D.,Dissly R., Silver J., Stanton A., Wilkinson E., Massman W., Ham J.
We are developing an instrument that combines sonic anemometry and tunable laser spectroscopy to obtain turbulent eddy flux measurements. We are focusing our attention on Mars as a proof-of-concept.