- Elon Musk
FELDSPAR technology objectives represent a step-by-step technical approach to adapting technology (developed under ASTID and PICASSO funding) for our field work in Iceland.
Objective T1: Prepare the Multichannel Mars Organic Analyzer (McMOA) and field test it.
Sub-Objective T1A: Upgrade the high voltage and electronics of the McMOA to be robust to field laboratory conditions.
Sub-Objective T1B: Demonstrate McMOA analysis of Icelandic samples in the home laboratory and then in situ in the field laboratory for multiple compound classes, including amines, amino acids, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and thiols.
Objective T2: Prepare the Icy Moon Penetrator Organic Analyzer (IMPOA, currently in development) and field test it.
Sub-objective T2A: Demonstrate IMPOA analysis of previously collected Icelandic samples in the home laboratory and then in situ in the field for bulk fluorescent organics and bulk amine composition.