Science Seminars

Technologies for Dusty Planetary Environments

Speaker: Carlos Calle
Date: Thursday, Mar 15, 2012
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: LSTB-299, Auditorium

Seminar Abstract:

The dusty surfaces of Mars and the moon present challenges for NASA’s exploration efforts. We have developed technologies to actively remove dust from solar panels, optical systems, habitat surfaces, and spacesuits. I will describe different applications of this technology as well as the development of sensors and measuring techniques for lunar and Martian exploration missions.