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The 11th Harsh-Environment Mass Spectrometry Workshop
September 18-21 2017,
Oxnard, CA

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Mon, 9/18
Travel Day
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Set-up of vendor tables and registration
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception at the Mandalay Pool
Tue, 9/19
HEMS Workshop
8:30 a.m.
Welcome Remarks
8:40 a.m.
Technical Session I:
8:40 a.m.

Planary Lecture: How to Build a Better Mousetrap Mass Spectrometer: IARPA's MAEGLIN Program as a Case Study
Kristy DeWitt

9:30 a.m. The MOMA Mass Spectrometer: Flight Model Integration, Testing and Operation Schemes
Ryan Danell
10:00 a.m.
Mid-morning Break
10:30 a.m. Flight testing a Drone-MS Prototype (drone based mass spectrometer system) at Solfatara Volcano for in situ Volcanic Gas Plume Measurements
Jorge Diaz
11:00 a.m. Recent Progress Made on Spacecraft Atmosphere Monitor's Engineering Model
Stojan Manzunkov
11:30 a.m. Monitoring Clandestine Activities by the Mini 12
Patrick Fedick, Student Award Winner
12:00 p.m.
Lunch on your own
1:30 p.m.
Technical Session II:
1:30 p.m. Poster Lightening Round
2:00 p.m. Development of Portable GC/MS System with Benchtop Performance for Critical DoD Applications
Mitch Wells
2:30 p.m. Development of a Low-cost, Low-power, Miniature Sector Mass Spectrometer with IonCCD Detection
Noah Christian
3:00 p.m. Mid-Afternoon Break
3:15 p.m. Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) Investigations of Harsh Environments: Implications for Planetary Science Probes and Astrobiology
Ed Patrick
4:00 p.m.
Poster Session, light refreshemnts served during poster session
6:00 p.m.
Evening Free
Wed, 9/20
HEMS Workshop
8:00 a.m.
Technical Session III:
8:00 a.m. Surprises in Small Packages: What We Have Learned Making Miniaturized Linear Ion Traps
Daniel Austin
8:30 a.m. Rapid Response Fieldable Mass Spectrometry with Reverse Gas Stack Modeling and Earth-based Separations
Guido Verbeck
9:00 a.m. Searching for Volatiles on the Moon - LUVMI Rover Mass Spectrometer
Simon Sheriden
9:30 a.m. Toward Low-Cost and Application-Specific Mass Spectrometers
Mazdak Taghioskoui
10:00 a.m.
Mid-morning Break
10:30 a.m.
Technical Session IV:
10:30 a.m. In-field Determination of Drugs of Abuse and Drug Adulterants
Charlie Schmidt
11:00 a.m. Field-Portable Helium Isotope Detector for Continuous Monitoring of Large Earthquakes and Volcanic Unrest
Gary McMurtry
11:30 a.m. Optimizing Toroidal Ion Traps for Miniature, Field Portable GC/MS Systems
Steve Lammert
12:00 p.m.
Group Photo and Light Lunch
1:30 p.m.
Technical Session V:
1:30 p.m. A Ruggedized, Field Deployable Mass Spectrometer System for Detection of Chemical Warfare Agent Simulants Distributed by Realistic Mock Weapons Systems
Jude Kelley
2:00 p.m. Feasibility of Using Multi-Reflection Time-of-flight (MR-TOF) Mass Spectrometer for Nuclear Safety and Security
Ankur Chaudhuri
2:30 p.m. Peering into the Past: Onsite Archaeology with a Portable QMS
Steve Taylor
3:00 p.m.
Mid-Afternoon Break
3:15 p.m.
Technical Session VI:
3:15 p.m. Development of a Hybrid Miniature Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer and Ion Mobility Spectrometer for On-site Rapid Analysis of Peroxide-based Explosives and Illicit Drugs
Haiyang Li
3:45 p.m. Recent Scientific Applications of Underwater Mass Spectrometry
Tim Short
6:30 p.m.
Workshop Dinner at the Mandalay
Thu, 9/21
HEMS Workshop
8:00 a.m.
Technical Session VII:
8:00 a.m. Resolution and Sensitivity Tuning of an Electrostatic Ion Trap
Gerardo Brucker
8:30 a.m. Prototype Coded Aperature Miniature Mass Spectrometer Using a Cycloidal Sector Mass Analyzer, a Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Field Emission Electron Ionization Source, and an Array Detector
Charles Parker
9:00 a.m. High Speed Penetrator Deployed Mass Spectrometers
Simon Sheriden
9:30 a.m. Optimization of Multiple Frequency Waveforms for Ion Isolation and Ion Ejection from a Linear Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer for Planetary Exploration
Desmond Kaplan
10:00 a.m.
Mid-morning Break
10:30 a.m.
Technical Session VIII:
10:30 a.m. Silence is Golden: Detector Radiation Shielding at Europa for Mass Spectrometer for Planetary Exploration (MASPEX)
Ryan Blasé
11:00 a.m. Modeling of QIT-MS Performance During the Venus Atmospheric Descent
Stojan Manzunkov
11:30 a.m.
Program Survey and Closing Remarks