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Organics and Biological Scanner (OrBis): Standoff, fast, large area line scanner for non-destructive, sensitive, detection of biological and organic materials

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Organics and Biological Scanner (OrBis): Standoff, fast, large area line scanner for non-destructive, sensitive, detection of biological and organic materials
Use a small 532 nm pulsed laser with a 0.1 mJ/pulse energy operating at 1 kHz Use a ultra-compact spectrometer with 1-inch collection optics and working distance of several centimeters. Perform Raman spectroscopy from a miniature device and allow investigation of mineralogy, biology, fluorescent trace elements, and biological materials with a very high resolution objective (a laser spot size 10 µm x 5 mm). Advance this instrument from basic research to laboratory demonstration for future Astronaut’s health monitoring in space, Europa lander mission, Mars Sample Return, Lunar South Pole-Aitken Basin Sample Return, and other planetary bodies More »

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