Construction and Resource Utilization eXplorer (CRUX): Implementing instrument suite data fusion to characterize regolith hydrogen resources

Albert F.C. Haldemann, Jerome B. Johnson, Richard C. Elphic, William V. Boynton, John Wetzel

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Abstract

CRUX is a modular suite of geophysical and borehole instruments combined with display and decision support system (Mapper/DSS) tools to characterize regolith resources, surface conditions, and geotechnical properties. CRUX is a NASA-funded Technology Maturation Program effort to provide enabling technology for Lunar and Planetary Surface Operations (LPSO) [1]. The Mapper/DSS uses data fusion methods with CRUX instruments, and other available data and models, to provide regolith properties information needed for LPSO that cannot be determined otherwise. We demonstrate the data fusion method by showing how it might be applied to characterize the distribution and form of hydrogen using a selection of CRUX instruments: Borehole Neutron Probe and Thermal Evolved Gas Analyzer data as a function of depth help interpret Surface Neutron Probe data to generate 3D information. Secondary information from other instruments along with physical models improves the hydrogen distribution characterization, enabling information products for operational decision-making.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 IEEE Aerospace Conference
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event2006 IEEE Aerospace Conference - Big Sky, MT, United States
Duration: Mar 4 2006Mar 11 2006

Publication series

NameIEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings
Volume2006
ISSN (Print)1095-323X

Other

Other2006 IEEE Aerospace Conference
CountryUnited States
CityBig Sky, MT
Period3/4/063/11/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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