Contract Number: 4000103149
GSP Internal Number: xx
L-DAP Lunar Dust Analysis Package
Contractor: SEA Ltd
Country: UK
Study Duration: 06 July 2012 - 01 September 2012
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ABSTRACT
The Lunar Dust Analysis Package or L-DAP comprises a number of instruments intended to measure the microscopic properties of lunar dust including: The size distribution of the lunar dust The structure of the dust grains The presence and abundance of key components (eg: nanophase Fe) The presence and concentration of specific minerals The...read more
The Lunar Dust Analysis Package or L-DAP comprises a number of instruments intended to measure the microscopic properties of lunar dust including:
  • The size distribution of the lunar dust

  • The structure of the dust grains

  • The presence and abundance of key components (eg: nanophase Fe)

  • The presence and concentration of specific minerals

  • The percentage mass of key elements

  • The abundance and distribution of H2O, OH and hydrated minerals

  • Electrophysical properties and magnetic field and permittivity. 

The package comprises:

  1. A combined Raman and Laser Induced Breakdown (LIB) spectroscope, consisting of a Raman optical head and spectrometer located within the package and an additional combined Raman-LIBS external optical head mounted to the Lunar Lander robotic arm which shares the spectrometer with the package-internal Raman system

  2. Anopticalmicroscope(OM)

  3. AnAtomicForceMicroscope(AFM)

  4. A sample delivery mechanism which delivers the dust from input chutes on the outside of the package to the microscopes and spectroscopes.

  5. Asupportingstructureandthermalhardware/equipment 6. ElectronicsandelectricalinterfacestotheLander.