Field Testing of K10 with HYDRA at NASA Ames Research Center

Richard Elphic, Linda Kobayashi, Mark Allan, Maria Bualat, Matthew Deans, Terrence W. Fong, Susan Lee, Vinh To, and Hans Utz
Earth and Space 2010: Engineering, Science, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments, March, 2010.


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Abstract
High resolution hydrogen surface mapping is essential for locating and characterizing water ice and other hydrogenous volatile deposits in permanently shadowed lunar craters. This is especially important for potential in-situ resource utilization. Although orbital remote sensing can provide much information, prospecting for near-subsurface resources can only be performed directly on the surface. The small HYDRA neutron spectrometer has been successfully integrated onto the K10 Black planetary rover, operated by the Intelligent Robotics Group at NASA Ames Research Center. The system was used to assess hydrogen content in an initial set of field tests at Ames. During these tests, we successfully detected and mapped targets of various hydrogen contents and burial depths.

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Richard Elphic, Linda Kobayashi, Mark Allan, Maria Bualat, Matthew Deans, Terrence W. Fong, Susan Lee, Vinh To, and Hans Utz, "Field Testing of K10 with HYDRA at NASA Ames Research Center," Earth and Space 2010: Engineering, Science, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments, March, 2010.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Deans_2010_6956,
   author = "Richard Elphic and Linda Kobayashi and Mark Allan and Maria Bualat and Matthew Deans and Terrence W Fong and Susan Lee and Vinh To and Hans Utz",
   title = "Field Testing of K10 with HYDRA at NASA Ames Research Center",
   booktitle = "Earth and Space 2010: Engineering, Science, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments",
   publisher = "ASCE",
   month = "March",
   year = "2010",
}