Using Percussive, Dynamic, and Static Soil Penetrometers to Assess Geotechnical Properties and the Depth to Ground Ice of the Mars and Lunar Analog Terrains on the Devon Island, Canadian Arctic

Kris Zacny, Maria Bualat, Pascal Lee, Luis Alvarez, Terrence W. Fong, Matthew Deans, Lee VanGundy, and David Lees
Earth and Space, April, 2012.


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Abstract
In the summer of 2011, we used three geotechnical instruments to assess the ground conditions in planetary analog sites on the Devon Island, Canadian High Arctic. The instruments included Percussive Cone Penetrometer (PCP) developed by Honeybee Robotics, and the two off the shelf instruments: Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP), and the Static Cone Penetrometer (SCP). The three instruments were evaluated based on their ability to be used by astronauts and be deployed autonomously on planetary robotic platforms (e.g. rovers, hoppers).

Keywords
planetary exploration, geotechnical, analog field site

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Text Reference
Kris Zacny, Maria Bualat, Pascal Lee, Luis Alvarez, Terrence W. Fong, Matthew Deans, Lee VanGundy, and David Lees, "Using Percussive, Dynamic, and Static Soil Penetrometers to Assess Geotechnical Properties and the Depth to Ground Ice of the Mars and Lunar Analog Terrains on the Devon Island, Canadian Arctic," Earth and Space, April, 2012.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Fong_2012_7336,
   author = "Kris Zacny and Maria Bualat and Pascal Lee and Luis Alvarez and Terrence W Fong and Matthew Deans and Lee VanGundy and David Lees",
   title = "Using Percussive, Dynamic, and Static Soil Penetrometers to Assess Geotechnical Properties and the Depth to Ground Ice of the Mars and Lunar Analog Terrains on the Devon Island, Canadian Arctic",
   booktitle = "Earth and Space",
   publisher = "ASCE",
   month = "April",
   year = "2012",
}