Huygens Probe Aerosol Collector Pyrolyser Experiment

@article{Israel2002HuygensPA,
  title={Huygens Probe Aerosol Collector Pyrolyser Experiment},
  author={Gary M. Israel and Michael Cabane and J. F. Brun and Hasso Bernhard Otto Niemann and Stephen Way and Willi Riedler and Max Steller and François Raulin and David Coscia},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  year={2002},
  volume={104},
  pages={433-468}
}
ACP's main objective is the chemical analysis of the aerosols in Titan's atmosphere. For this purpose, it will sample the aerosols during descent and prepare the collected matter (by evaporation, pyrolysis and gas products transfer) for analysis by the Huygens Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer (GCMS). A sampling system is required for sampling the aerosols in the 135'32 km and 22'17 km altitude regions of Titan's atmosphere. A pump unit is used to force the gas flow through a filter. In its… 
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