Data fusion methods applied to the Construction and Resource Utilization eXplorer (CRUX) instruments to characterize regolith hydrogen resources

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

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Abstract

CRUX is a suite of modular geophysical and borehole instruments combined with a display and decision support system (Mapper/DSS) 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). The Mapper/DSS uses data fusion methods with CRUX instruments, and other available data and models, to provide information about regolith properties needed for LPSO that cannot be determined otherwise. We demonstrate how the data fusion method might be applied to characterize the form of hydrogen and its 3D distribution using a Borehole Neutron Probe and Thermal Evolved Gas Analyzer data as a function of depth to help interpret Surface Neutron Probe data. Information from other CRUX instruments, along with physical models, improves the accuracy of hydrogen distribution characterization, enabling information products for operational decision-making. Copyright ASCE 2006.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEarth and Space 2006 - Proceedings of the 10th Biennial International Conference on Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments
Number of pages1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 28 2006
EventEarth and Space 2006 - 10th Biennial International Conference on Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments - League City/Houston, TX, United States
Duration: Mar 5 2006Mar 8 2006

Publication series

NameEarth and Space 2006 - Proceedings of the 10th Biennial International Conference on Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments
Volume2006

Other

OtherEarth and Space 2006 - 10th Biennial International Conference on Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments
CountryUnited States
CityLeague City/Houston, TX
Period3/5/063/8/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Johnson, J. B., Haldemann, A. F. C., Elphic, R. C., Boynton, W. V., Wetzel, J., & Jensen, H. (2006). Data fusion methods applied to the Construction and Resource Utilization eXplorer (CRUX) instruments to characterize regolith hydrogen resources. In Earth and Space 2006 - Proceedings of the 10th Biennial International Conference on Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments (Earth and Space 2006 - Proceedings of the 10th Biennial International Conference on Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments; Vol. 2006). https://doi.org/10.1061/40830(188)68