Demonstration of a portable AOTF IR spectrometer for in situ exploration of planetary surfaces

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We discuss the development of a portable NIR reflectance point spectrometer based on acousto-optic tunable filter (AOTF) technology for future in situ geologic investigations of planetary surfaces. AOTFs are low power devices that operate on the principle of diffraction in a birefringent crystal. We have demonstrated the efficacy of this technique in… (More)

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