Measuring water content of martian soil simulants using planar four-probes

M. G. Buehler, T. A. Sant, E. Brizendine, D. Keymeulen, G. M. Kuhlman, Marcel Schaap, S. Seshadri, R. C. Anderson

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Abstract

A miniature four-point probe instrument has been developed and applied to the characterization of the moisture content of the Martian soil simulants using fine and coarse silica sand and Moses Lake basalt. The results indicate that the soil resistivity varies over four orders of magnitude as the moisture content varied from 0.1% to over 10%. In addition it was found that forcing too much current through the sand sample resulted in a curious breakdown in the current-voltage characteristic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings
Volume2005
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event2005 IEEE Aerospace Conference - Big Sky, MT, United States
Duration: Mar 5 2005Mar 12 2005

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Other2005 IEEE Aerospace Conference
CountryUnited States
CityBig Sky, MT
Period3/5/053/12/05

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Water content
Moisture
Soils
Silica sand
Basalt
Current voltage characteristics
Lakes
Sand

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering

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Buehler, M. G., Sant, T. A., Brizendine, E., Keymeulen, D., Kuhlman, G. M., Schaap, M., ... Anderson, R. C. (2005). Measuring water content of martian soil simulants using planar four-probes. In IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings (Vol. 2005). [1559355] https://doi.org/10.1109/AERO.2005.1559355

Measuring water content of martian soil simulants using planar four-probes. / Buehler, M. G.; Sant, T. A.; Brizendine, E.; Keymeulen, D.; Kuhlman, G. M.; Schaap, Marcel; Seshadri, S.; Anderson, R. C.

IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings. Vol. 2005 2005. 1559355.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Buehler, MG, Sant, TA, Brizendine, E, Keymeulen, D, Kuhlman, GM, Schaap, M, Seshadri, S & Anderson, RC 2005, Measuring water content of martian soil simulants using planar four-probes. in IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings. vol. 2005, 1559355, 2005 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, United States, 3/5/05. https://doi.org/10.1109/AERO.2005.1559355
Buehler MG, Sant TA, Brizendine E, Keymeulen D, Kuhlman GM, Schaap M et al. Measuring water content of martian soil simulants using planar four-probes. In IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings. Vol. 2005. 2005. 1559355 https://doi.org/10.1109/AERO.2005.1559355
Buehler, M. G. ; Sant, T. A. ; Brizendine, E. ; Keymeulen, D. ; Kuhlman, G. M. ; Schaap, Marcel ; Seshadri, S. ; Anderson, R. C. / Measuring water content of martian soil simulants using planar four-probes. IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings. Vol. 2005 2005.
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