Mitigation of lunar dust adhered to mechanical parts of equipment used for lunar exploration

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    A unique cleaning system has been developed utilizing electrostatic force to remove lunar dust adhered to the mechanical parts of equipment used for lunar exploration. A single-phase voltage is applied to parallel electrodes printed on a flexible substrate to remove the dust. More than 90% of adhered dust was repelled from the surface of the slightly inclined device in a vacuum, and the cleaning performance of the system would be further improved in the low-gravity environment of the Moon. This technology is expected to increase the reliability of equipment used in long-term manned and unmanned activities on the lunar surface.

    元の言語English
    ページ(範囲)365-369
    ページ数5
    ジャーナルJournal of Electrostatics
    69
    発行部数4
    DOI
    出版物ステータスPublished - 2011 8

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    lunar exploration
    Lunar missions
    Dust
    cleaning
    dust
    Equipment and Supplies
    lunar surface
    Cleaning
    Hypogravity
    moon
    microgravity
    Electrostatic force
    Moon
    electrostatics
    Vacuum
    Static Electricity
    vacuum
    electrodes
    Gravitation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Biotechnology

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