Wind Retrieval Measurements for the Mars Surface Exploration

Álvaro Soria-Salinas, Philipp Wittmann, Marıa-Paz Zorzano, F. Javier Martin-Torres

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We present a novel method to quantify the heat transfer coefficient h at the near environment of a spacecraft operating under Mars surface atmospheric conditions. As part of the scientific instruments of the ExoMars 2018 Surface Platform, the HABIT (HabitAbility: Brines, Irradiance and Temperature) instrument will be operating on Mars surface in order to establish the habitability of the landing site. By resolving the energy balance equation in temperatures over the three HABIT Air Temperature Sensor (ATS), we will retrieve the fluid temperature Tf and the known as m-parameter directly related with the heat transfer coefficient and sensitive to variations in wind density and velocity field [1].
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016
EventAnnual Svenska Rymdforskares Samarbetsgrupp meeting 2016 - Luleå University of Technology, Kiruna, Sweden
Duration: 16 Mar 201617 Mar 2016


ConferenceAnnual Svenska Rymdforskares Samarbetsgrupp meeting 2016


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