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New portable multi-sensor scientific instrument for non-invasive on-site characterisation of rock from planetary surface and sub-surfaces

Objective

This proposal intends to make a ground-breaking advance in magnetometry with the development of a new portable and compact multi-sensor instrument for on ground exploration which measures the complex susceptibility with high resolution. The combination of complex susceptibility and vector measurements would provide for the first time a complete and non-invasive in situ magnetic characterization of rocks from planetary surface and subsurfaces.

These topics represent a challenge since present magnetic prospectionsare principally based on measurements of magnetic field intensities and on ground surveys have never been complemented with in situ measurements of complex susceptibility.

In the design of such an instrument the consortium will include two important innovative developments: on the one hand a challenging system of frequency generation and measurement (ultra precise and with accuracies better than 1:106), and on the other hand an original system for the power generation of multiple voltages based on magnetic amplifiers which apart from being intrinsically immune to radiation, are expected to improve the energy efficiency.

NEWTON project will open a breach for magnetic instrumentation on board landers and rovers with the inclusion of novel instrument in short-term and mid-term future missions.

Coordinator

TTI NORTE, S.L.
Net EU contribution
€ 320 000,00
Address
C/ Albert Einstein 14
39011 Santander
Spain

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Region
Cantabria Cantabria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (5)

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 363 125,00
Address
Cr Torrejon Ajalvir Km 4 2
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 345 096,25
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT TRIER
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 254 227,50
Address
Universitatsring 15
54296 Trier

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Region
Rheinland-Pfalz Trier Trier, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 143 817,50
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IGU INSTITUT FUR INDUSTRIELLEN UNDGEOTECHNISCHEN UMWELTSCHUTZ GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 141 250,00
Address
Ernst-befort-strasse 15
35578 Wetzlar

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Gießen Lahn-Dill-Kreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00