The development of electronics for the in-situ Spectroscopic Europa Explorer (iSEE), a Raman spectrometer proposed for the Europa Lander mission

The In-situ Spectroscopic Europa Explorer (iSEE) is an instrument proposed for the next Europa lander mission to search for the signs of life on Europa, one of Jupiter’s icy moons.

In this project we design and implement a portion of the electronics needed for this instrument to take measurements in the search for life.

Abstract

The next lander sent to Jupiter’s moon Europa requires instruments to analyze organic and pre-biotic material. One proposed instrument for this analysis is the In-situ Spectroscopic Europa Explorer (ISEE)…

The Surface of EuropaEuropa, one of Jupiter’s icy moons

Description

Raman spectroscopy is a non-destructive chemical analysis technique that can identify molecules based on the wavelength shift in light scattered
off these molecules…
We designed and developed the data acquisition systems for iSEE, to take it from a proof-of-concept stage to a fully functioning laboratory prototype…