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**.
Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences Independent Study
Date of Submission
Bitner-Glindzicz, Matthew and Brunner, Mitchell, "Extraterrestrial Microimager Subsystem Design" (2021). Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Independent Study. 140.
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