2536 - 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2009)...

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REFLECTION SEISMOLOGY SYSTEMS FOR PLANETARY GEOLOGY: FIRST TESTS AT ESTEC EXOGEOLAB AND MDRS, UTAH. P.A.W. Batenburg 1,2 , B.H. Foing 1 , G.G. Drijkoningen 3 , E.K.A. Gill 2 , P. Poulakis 4 , G. Visentin 4 , J. Page 1,4 , V. Pletser 5 , S. Peters 1,6 , A. Borst 1,6 , P. Mahapatra 1 and ExoGeoLab team 1 , EuroGeoMars team 1,5 1 c/o ExoGeoLab, B.Foing ESTEC/SRE-S Postbus 299, 2200 AG Noordwijk, NL, 2 TU Delft Aerospace Engineering, 3 TU Delft Civil Engineering and Geosciences, 4 ESTEC TEC Technology Dir., 5 ESTEC HSF Human Spaceflight, 6 VU Amsterdam Introduction: Currently, ESA (European Space Agency) is conducting the ExoGeoLab pilot project [3] at ESTEC in which scientific instruments for exobiol- ogy, geology and meteorology are to be developed. Within this project the first author is working on his master thesis project to investigate the suitability and design of a reflection seismic system for planetary ge- ology. We have tested various sets of seismic systems at ESTEC ExoGeoLab to study functional operational aspects, and performances of various seismic sensors and analysis systems. One of the activities within the ExoGeoLab project is the EuroGeoMars expedition to the Mars Society's Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in the Utah desert as a precursor for future tests and developments within the project. The authors have performed some preliminary tests during the technical mission of the EuroGeoMars mission to em- pirically test the influences of surface composition and surface coupling on the data gathered by the sensors. Background information: In the quest to know more of the contents of the Earth's surface without hav- ing to drill, many techniques and methods have been created to map the subsurface structure. Among these methods is the reflection seismology, a method which uses the propagation of sound to measure subsurface
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