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Title: Microinstruments for a Low Power, Low Mass Weather Station
Authors: Hoenk, M.E.
Zandt, T.R. Van
Kaiser, W.J.
Crisp, D.
Tillman, J.
Issue Date: Nov-1993
Citation: 40th Nat'l AVS Symp. & Topical Conference: Nanometer Scale Sci. & Technology
Orlando, FL
Abstract: Advances in electronics and instrument technology over the past thirty years have enabled a new concept for NASA missions, an evolution from large Voyager-class spacecraft to smaller, less costly Discovery and Explorer missions. By taking advantage of micromachining and micro-instrumentation, this reduction in size can be accomplished without requiring a sacrifice in performance. In some cases, the small payload will enable new types of missions which would be otherwise inconceivable. A microweather station is envisioned as an enabling technology for a network of weather stations on Mars for measuring wind, temperature, pressure, humidity, and aerosol concentration in the Martian planetary boundary layer...
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