Harsh Environment Mass Spectroscopy
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
01:30 - 03:30 PM Room: 311F

Richard Arkin and James Wylde

This session is targeted towards users and developers of portable mass spectrometers deployed to various harsh environments such as oceans, battlefields, outer space, hazardous waste sites, and volcanoes, to name a few. Building mass spectrometers to withstand the rigors of such harsh and remote environments poses unique technological challenges to engineering design and science objective planning. Stringent operational requirements for power, size and reliability must all be met while achieving the goals of the scientific mission. Many opportunities for innovation and application of these devices are now being recognized and their use is growing. If you have a harsh environment application or are a designer of rugged mass spectrometers, this session is for you.