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Title: Rotary Percussive Sample Acquisition Tool (SAT) : hardware development and testing
Authors: Klein, Kerry
Badescu, Mircea
Haddad, Nicolas
Shiraishi, Lori
Walkemeyer, Phillip
Keywords: Mars Sample Return (MSR) mission
Integrated Mars Sample Acquisition and Handling (IMSAH)
Tool Deployment Device (TDD)
Sample Acquisition Tool (SAT)
Sample Handling Encapsulation and Containerization (SHEC)
Issue Date: 16-May-2012
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2012.
Citation: 41st Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium, Proceedings of a Symposium Held at Hilton Pasadena, California, May 16-18, 2012
Abstract: In support of a potential Mars Sample Return (MSR) mission an Integrated Mars Sample Acquisition and Handling (IMSAH) architecture has been proposed to provide a means for Rover-based end-to-end sample capture and caching. A key enabling feature of the architecture is the use of a low mass sample Acquisition Tool (SAT) that is capable of drilling and capturing rock cores directly within a sample tube in order to maintain sample integrity and prevent contamination across the sample chain. As such, this paper will describe the development and testing of a low mass rotary percussive SAT that has been shown to provide a means for core generation, fracture, and capture.
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