SHERLOC: Scanning habitable environments with Raman & luminescence for organics & chemicals

  title={SHERLOC: Scanning habitable environments with Raman \& luminescence for organics \& chemicals},
  author={Luther W. Beegle and Rohit Bhartia and Mary White and Lauren P. Deflores and William Abbey and Yen-Hung Wu and Bruce Cameron and James Moore and Marc D. Fries and Aaron S. Burton and Kenneth S. Edgett and Michael Ravine and William F. Hug and Ray Reid and Tony Nelson and Samuel M. Clegg and Roger C. Wiens and Sanford A. Asher and Pablo Sobr{\'o}n},
  journal={2015 IEEE Aerospace Conference},
SHERLOC is an arm-mounted fluorescence and Raman spectrometer that was recently selected to be part of the payload for the next proposed NASA rover mission to Mars, scheduled for launch in 2020. SHERLOC enables non-contact, spatially resolved, high sensitivity detection and characterization of organics and minerals on the Martian surface. The investigation goals are to assess past aqueous history, detect the presence and preservation potential of biosignatures, and support the selection of… 

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