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We develop first-of-kind technologies that enable adaptive analysis instruments to travel into deep space, deep ocean, and everywhere in between. Our instruments answer technological and environmental challenges by delivering groundbreaking remote sensing capabilities in compact, low-cost payloads. Our commitment to R&D advances these tools towards future integration into missions near and far.
Impossible Sensing's miniLIBS is a portable LIBS (Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy) system that provides the best-in-class performance in the most demanding research applications both in the lab and the field. Designed for a leading geological research institute, and eventually the Moon, this field-ready solution senses valuable resources and chemical compositions that may indicate life on and off planet.
DiSCO advances planetary exploration by enabling unprecedented observational and analytical capabilities on landed spacecrafts by combining dual spectroscopic techniques into a compact arm-mounted instrument. The integrated drilling mechanism allows for in-situ sample analysis. These features and capabilities make DiSCO a disruptive tool for a wide range of future landed missions.
MERLIN introduces a new way of performing back-illuminated Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS). Developed for leading NASA astrobiologists, MERLIN advances the capabilities of future life-seeking missions by allowing us to capture, for the first time, high-resolution 2-D molecular images of compounds relevant to the search for life strategies on other planets.
iSEE (in-situ Spectroscopic Europa Explorer) is an ultra-compact Raman spectrometer developed to search for life in icy environments on Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons, and other extraterrestrial objects. The instrument contains a novel opto-electronics architecture sensitive enough to detect trace amounts of chemical compounds while maintaining the ability to survive the harsh environments of space.