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Center Independent Research & Development: GSFC IRAD

Electrostatic Tube Dust Detector for Moon and Mars

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Project Image  Electrostatic Tube Dust Detector for Moon and Mars

Develop and build prototype tube detector system Incorporate digital system to analyze analog output Build moving dust system in lab for testing Test in the desert in a dust devil Consider merging system with existing optical camera system to make a unique combined system perfect for a Google X flight to the Moon.

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