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HMP-2002 Photo Report: Advanced Wireless Data Technology Demonstration on Huckins Rise, Devon island

Status Report From: Haughton-Mars Project (HMP)
Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2002

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Photos: HMP-2002 /Rick Alena

On 24 and 25 July 2002 a Haughton Mars Project/NASA ARC traverse team visited "Repeater 2 Hill" overlooking Science Site #9 on Devon Island to perform a test of NASA AMES MEX-HORSE equipment with the Simon Fraser University developed PlanetNet2 technology. On several ocassions, the team was able to sucessfully connect back to the HMP Base Camp from a distance of 5.5 kilometers without line of sight at data rates of 9.6 mb/sec over hilly, rocky terrain.

On 25 July 2002, the HMP renamed 'Repeater 2 Hill' as "Huckins Rise" in honor of NASA's Earle Huckins who passed away several days before these tests were undertaken. The instrumentation shown below was placed at: N 75° 28' 57.7", W 89° 49' 31.5"


Panorama: Huckins Rise is to the far right of this picture.

Quicktime VR panorama composed of some of the images shown below from the top of Huckins Rise [5.1 MB file] This panorama represents the view from the south end of Huckins Rise looking northeast to southwest


View from the summit of Huckins Rise.

View from the summit of Huckins Rise.

Stephen Braham, Simon Fraser Univ. with PlanetNet2 hardware.

Victor Rundquist, NASA ARC (Sitting, left) and Stephen Braham (Sitting right), test the NASA AMES MEX-HORSE equipment with the PlaneNet2.

Victor Rundquist and Stephen Braham with Mobile Exploration (MEX) ATV.

Repeater site for PlanetNet2/MEX2 with Joe Amarulik.

  • Dr. Earle Knowlen Huckins III, Manager of Space Science and Space Station Programs and NASA HQ , dies at 59, NASA PAO

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