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For those planets and moons that support an atmosphere , ying robots are likely to provide a practical solution to the problem of extended planetary surface coverage for terrain mapping, and surfaceesub-surface composition surveying. Not only could such devices be used for suborbital mapping of terrain regions, but they could be used to transport and deploy(More)
In common with other Mars exploration missions, human supervision of Europe's ExoMars Rover will be mostly indirect via orbital relay spacecraft and thus far from immediate. The gap between issuing commands and witnessing the results of the consequent rover actions will typically be on the order of several hours or even sols. In addition, it will not be(More)
SUMMARY SciSys has been involved in the development of Planetary Aerobots (arial robots) funded by the European Space Agency for use on Mars and has developed image-based localisation technology as part of the activity. However, it is possible to use Aerobots in a different environment to investigate issues regarding robotics behaviour, such as data(More)
Airborne robots, or aerobots, are fast becoming potential experiment delivery and planetary analysis vehicles. With the current trend towards a faster, better, cheaper methodology, aerobots seem to offer significant advantages over rovers and other methods of planetary exploration. as part of a PhD project, to examine potential methods that could be used to(More)
The Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) have achieved a 10 fold increase in traverse distance travelled per Sol when compared with the first rover to land on Mars, and are now in a further extended mission phase. This success is not without cost as primary mission operations can often cost as much as 40% of the total primary mission. The fundamental problem is(More)
Mutations in the gene that encodes the principal l-carnitine transporter, OCTN2, can lead to a reduced intracellular l-carnitine pool and the disease Primary Carnitine Deficiency. l-Carnitine supplementation is used therapeutically to increase intracellular l-carnitine. As AMPK and insulin regulate fat metabolism and substrate uptake, we hypothesized that(More)
Reuters AlertNet provides a web-community environment for the access and sharing of information focused on global humanitarian response scenarios. AlertNet are currently developing ideas that exploit web mapping technology from ESRI in support of the response activities of the humanitarian relief community. A particular feature of the project is the dynamic(More)
In striated muscle, EPA and DHA have differential effects on the metabolism of glucose and differential effects on the metabolism of protein. We have shown that, despite similar incorporation, treatment of C2C12 myotubes (CM) with EPA but not DHA improves glucose uptake and protein accretion. We hypothesized that these differential effects of EPA and DHA(More)
SciSys has been involved in the development of Planetary Aerobots (Arial Robots) funded by the European Space Agency for use on Mars and has developed image-based localisation technology as part of the activity. However, it is possible to use Aerobots in a different environment to investigate issues regarding robotics behaviour, such as data handling,(More)
This paper reports on the feasibility of using a novel and robust microwave sensing technique to analyse and detect silver materials in an aqueous solution. Two products are tested, namely: silver chloride and silver oxide. The study mainly focused on indicating the difference between them and also any change in the size/size distribution of the sample. A(More)