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4 Invasion of the SpelioBots Semi-Autonomous Robotic Exploration of Martian Caves Dr. P. Boston & G. Frederick

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6 Dr. Boston could not be Here Because: Preparing a Grant Proposal Preparing a Grant Proposal Crawling Through a Cave someplace Crawling Through a Cave someplace Bug Gazing in the SEM Lab Bug Gazing in the SEM Lab Getting her Daughter ready for School Getting her Daughter ready for School All of the Above All of the Above

7 What is a Lava Tube? Image Courtesy Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

8 Ancient Martian Volcanism Image Courtesy The International Mars Society

9 Olympus Mons Today Image Courtesy The International Mars Society

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12 P. Boston J. Martin, T. Meyer M. Tilden - LANL B. Sprungman - Space Data Resources Info G. Frederick - Graphics Oregon Public Education Network S. Wojciewicz - Addl Graphics

13 Science Search Strategy Mimic classic human-conducted field science Mimic classic human-conducted field science Aerial Recon PhaseAerial Recon Phase Walkabout PhaseWalkabout Phase Intensive Investigation PhaseIntensive Investigation Phase Multiple spatial scales Multiple spatial scales Birds eye viewBirds eye view Scientists eye viewScientists eye view Microbes eye viewMicrobes eye view Multiple data sets Multiple data sets ImagingImaging 3 D Microscopy3 D Microscopy Raman spectroscopyRaman spectroscopy Direct sensing of gasesDirect sensing of gases Access to difficult sites via microrobotic Goslings Access to difficult sites via microrobotic Goslings SmallSmall Autonomously actingAutonomously acting

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15 AeroshellSeperation GliderExtraction

16 AeroshellSeperation GliderExtraction Glider Deployment and Inflation

17 AeroshellSeperation GliderExtraction Glider Deployment and Inflation Release Drogue Chute Begin Flight Maneuvers

18 Science Goals & Objectives Water Water Reduced gases Reduced gases Temperature anomalies Temperature anomalies Minerals & Biominerals Minerals & Biominerals Outcrops Outcrops Shape Shape Color and pattern Color and pattern Texture Texture Recon Phase - Features (TES, Radar, Imaging)

19 Mother Goose Flier Front View Top View Side View

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21 1. Circle Wind Direction A A

22 1. Circle 2. Fly to Predicted Radar Area Wind Direction A A

23 1. Circle 2. Fly to Predicted Radar Area 3. Fly Predicted Radar Area Wind Direction A A

24 1. Circle 2. Fly to Predicted Radar Area 3. Fly Predicted Radar Area 4. Fly to Next Radar Area Wind Direction A A

25 1. Circle 2. Fly to Predicted Radar Area 5. Choose Landing Spot & Fly There 3. Fly Predicted Radar Area 4. Fly to Next Radar Area Wind Direction A A

26 1. Circle 2. Fly to Predicted Radar Area 5a. Over-fly Landing Spot 5. Choose Landing Spot & Fly There 3. Fly Predicted Radar Area 4. Fly to Next Radar Area Wind Direction A A

27 1. Circle 2. Fly to Predicted Radar Area 5a. Over-fly Landing Spot 5. Choose Landing Spot & Fly There 3. Fly Predicted Radar Area 4. Fly to Next Radar Area Wind Direction 5b. Turn to Downwind Leg A A

28 1. Circle 2. Fly to Predicted Radar Area 5a. Over-fly Landing Spot 5. Choose Landing Spot & Fly There 3. Fly Predicted Radar Area 4. Fly to Next Radar Area Wind Direction 5c. Redefine Landing Spot (Downwind Leg) 5b. Turn to Downwind Leg A A

29 1. Circle 2. Fly to Predicted Radar Area 5a. Over-fly Landing Spot 5. Choose Landing Spot & Fly There 3. Fly Predicted Radar Area 4. Fly to Next Radar Area Wind Direction 5c. Redefine Landing Spot (Downwind Leg) 5b. Turn to Downwind Leg 5d. Land on Spot (Final Approach) A A

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31 Science Goals & Objectives Water Water Reduced gases Reduced gases Temperature anomalies Temperature anomalies Biominerals Biominerals Outcrops Outcrops Shape Shape Color and pattern Color and pattern Texture Texture Rover Phase - Site refinement (Imaging)

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34 Science Goals & Objectives Mineral grains Mineral grains Soil properties Soil properties Microtextures Microtextures Biominerals Biominerals Biofabrics Biofabrics Microfossils Microfossils Organic compounds Organic compounds Organisms or parts Organisms or parts Rover Phase - Microanalysis (Microscopy, Spectroscopy)

35 Mother Goose Right Arm

36 Scoop & Claw Mother Goose Right Arm

37 Mother Goose Left Arm

38 Mother Goose Left Arm Various Sensors

39 Science Goals & Objectives Water Water Reduced gases Reduced gases Mineral & Biominerals Mineral & Biominerals Outcrops Outcrops Shape Shape Color and pattern Color and pattern Texture Texture Gosling Phase - Seeking (Imaging, Sensing)

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46 Education and Outreach Education and Outreach K-2 – The Mother Goose Society, coordinated reading program K-2 – The Mother Goose Society, coordinated reading program K-6 – Adopt-a-Gosling Science Modules K-6 – Adopt-a-Gosling Science Modules 7-12 – Make Your Own Gosling Robotics Module 7-12 – Make Your Own Gosling Robotics Module Undergraduate/Graduate Student Dedicated Data Teams Undergraduate/Graduate Student Dedicated Data Teams User-friendly biomimetic mission persona User-friendly biomimetic mission persona Education and Outreach activities begin with mission start Education and Outreach activities begin with mission start Field Guide to Unknown Organisms project proposal Field Guide to Unknown Organisms project proposal

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