Project

Lunar Sensor Net

Fangzheng Liu

Groups

The Passive Seismic Experiment was the first seismometer placed on the Moon’s surface. It detected lunar "moonquakes" and provided information about the internal structure of the moon. But limited by the quality and amount of the data, the deeper internal structure of the moon is still vague. By leveraging the modern wireless sensor technology, we present the Lunar Sensor Net.

The Passive Seismic Experiment was the first seismometer placed on the Moon’s surface. It detected lunar "moonquakes" and provided information about the internal structure of the moon. But limited by the quality and amount of the data, the deeper internal structure of the moon is still vague. By leveraging the modern wireless sensor technology, we present the Lunar Sensor Net.

The Lunar Sensor net is a wireless sensor net composed of multi miniature sensor nodes that can be deployed on the Lunar surface to detect Lunar seismic activity by using the latest seismometer with higher quality and accuracy. The new data will provide us more information about the deep internal structure of the moon.

Besides of studying Lunar seismology, the sensor net can include more other kinds of miniature sensors to monitor the environmental data on the Lunar surface. The Lunar Sensor Net will provide a whole new approach for future space exploration.