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Bruce Barraclough

Senior Scientist
Department of planetary Sciences
Planetary Science Institute
New Zealand

Biography

Since 1986, Dr. Barraclough has been involved in all aspects of the design, fabrication, testing and calibration of spaceflight neutron, gamma-ray, plasma, neutral-particle and LIBS instrumentation. Additionally, he has considerable experience in instrument and project management, mission planning and operations, payload accommodation, integration and S/C-level testing, in-flight sensor operations, ground data systems and the reduction and analysis of returned data. Bruce has been the Project and Operations Manager for the ChemCam investigation (a laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy instrument) on the NASA Mars Science Laboratory mission. He was also the Project Manager for the DAWN/GRaND neutron/gamma-ray investigation. He was the PI for the neutron spectrometers and Co-I for the plasma instruments on a series of DoD spacecraft (DSP and SABRS programs). He was the PI for the GEM and GIM solar wind spectrometers that flew onboard the NASA Genesis spacecraft and Co-I for the SABRS/SAND neutron detector. He has also served in various roles for instruments on several other NASA, ESA, and DoD missions including: CRRES/LOMICS, DSP/APS, Ulysses/SWOOPS, Cassini/CAPS/IBS, Cluster/PEACE, Polar/TIDE, Lunar Prospector/SPECS and ACE/SWEPAM, among others.

Research Interest

He was the PI for the neutron spectrometers and Co-I for the plasma instruments on a series of DoD spacecraft (DSP and SABRS programs). He was the PI for the GEM and GIM solar wind spectrometers that flew onboard the NASA Genesis spacecraft and Co-I for the SABRS/SAND neutron detector. He has also served in various roles for instruments on several other NASA, ESA, and DoD missions including: CRRES/LOMICS, DSP/APS, Ulysses/SWOOPS, Cassini/CAPS/IBS, Cluster/PEACE, Polar/TIDE, Lunar Prospector/SPECS and ACE/SWEPAM, among others.

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