New Instrument Concepts
CCLDAS experiments are leading to improved tools for future in-situ observations on the lunar surface to characterize the near-surface plasmas, fields, and dust environment. We focus on:
- The use of Langmuir and emissive plasma probes
- The measurement of the mass, charge, and velocity distributions of the mobilized lunar soil and impacting meteoroids
Many of these instrument concepts are designed to meet the needs of future lunar missions, including the NASA International Lunar Network (ILN).