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Preliminary Advanced Colloids Experiments (PACE)


Objective:

      Pace-1 Test Target  
    PACE-1 Test Target  
   
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PACE-1 Overview Chart
 
   

♦ PACE-1: Risk mitigation for future Advanced Colloids Experiments (ACE). Determine and document which magnifications are usable (50x, 63x, 100x) with both air and oil, immersion microscope objectives in an ISS vibration environment.

♦ PACE-2: View dilute solution of dyed particles. Different size particles combined in an actual (fluid filled and pre-sealed) sample cell. Dye each particle size a different color, which can be selected for viewing with the filter cube in the microscope, one size at a time.

♦ Develop crew procedures for changing PACE and ACE samples.

Relevance/Impact:

♦ Use this opportunity to characterize the capability of conducting high magnification imaging with LMM using a test target and test particles. This will be done to find what are the minimum size particles are needed for ACE, given microscope vibration and magnification results.

Development Approach:

♦ Compare Space Acceleration Measurement System (SAMS) data with image quality to correlate operation windows.

♦ Run through various operational scenarios (regular crew activity (nominal / exercise / sleep), equipment operations (pumps, actuators, thruster firing, etc.)

♦ Compare results obtained with different microscope objective index matching fluids (air and oil).



Project Management:



Contacts at NASA Glenn Research Center

Principal Investigator / Project Scientist: Dr.William V. Meyer, NCSER at NASA GRC
william.v.meyer@nasa.gov
216-433-5011

Project Manager: Ronald J. Sicker, NASA GRC
Ronald.J.Sicker@nasa.gov
216-433-6498

Engineering Team: ZIN Technologies, Inc.

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