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The Noise Model of the SEIS Seismometer of the InSight Mission to Mars

Mimoun, David and Murdoch, Naomi and Lognonné, Philippe and Hurst, Kenneth and Pike, William T. and Hurley, Jane and Nébut, Tanguy and Banerdt, William Bruce The Noise Model of the SEIS Seismometer of the InSight Mission to Mars. (2017) Space Science Reviews. 1-46. ISSN 0038-6308

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11214-017-0409-x


The SEIS (Seismic Experiment for Interior Structures) instrument on board the InSight mission to Mars is the critical instrument for determining the interior structure of Mars, the current level of tectonic activity and the meteorite flux. Meeting the performance requirements of the SEIS instrument is vital to successfully achieve these mission objectives. The InSight noise model is a key tool for the InSight mission and SEIS instrument requirement setup. It will also be used for future operation planning. This paper presents the analyses made to build a model of the Martian seismic noise as measured by the SEIS seismometer, around the seismic bandwidth of the instrument (from 0.01 Hz to 1 Hz). It includes the instrument self-noise, but also the environment parameters that impact the measurements. We present the general approach for the model determination, the environment assumptions, and we analyze the major and minor contributors to the noise model.

Item Type:Article
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Other partners > Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris - IPGP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Other partners > National Aeronautics and Space Administration - NASA (USA)
Other partners > Université de Paris Diderot - Paris 7 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de La Réunion (FRANCE)
Other partners > California Institute of Technology - Caltech (USA)
Other partners > Imperial College London (UNITED KINGDOM)
Other partners > Institut national des sciences de l'Univers - INSU (FRANCE)
Other partners > Science and Technology Facilities Council - STFC (UNITED KINGDOM)
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Deposited On:26 Sep 2017 09:11

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