This report details the design process for a microimaging subsystem as part of a novel spectroscopic solution for extraterrestrial rover exploration, which is funded as a NASA SBIR Phase II project granted to Impossible Sensing, LLC. The purpose of this subsystem is to allow for the high-resolution imaging and mapping of a sample surface, while that surface is being spectroscopically analyzed. This report includes details on every step of the design process, including the basis for our problem understanding, the methods of concept generation, the reasoning behind concept selection, the effort towards concept embodiment, and attempts at concept refinement**.

Document Type

Final Report

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences Independent Study

Date of Submission