MECA is the Microscopy, Electrochemistry and Conductivity Analyzer instrument suite on the Mars Phoenix Lander. MECA includes the four components listed below. MECA data sets are produced by the Multimission Image Processing Laboratory (MIPL) and by the MECA Science Team at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.
- Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)
- Optical Microscope (OM)
- Thermal and Electrical Conductivity
- Wet Chemistry Laboratory (WCL)
Data from the AFM, TECP and WCL comprise
the MECA Non-Imaging data sets, which are
archived here at the PDS Geosciences Node.
The OM data sets are archived at the PDS
MECA Data Sets
September 13, 2019. A
new data collection of
relative humidity data have
been added to the archive.
September 7, 2016. All
MECA TECP RDR humidity data products have
been recalibrated. For more information, see
July 6, 2010. All MECA
TECP RDR products have been revised to
correct an error in the computation of
relative permittivity. For more information,
October 28, 2009. The
MECA AFM RDR products have been
released, all except for sols 90, 109, and
111 which are still in production by the
April 29, 2009. Release 3. The MECA Non-Imaging EDR archive now includes raw data for all components from sols 1 through 150. The MECA Non-Imaging RDR archive includes derived data products for the TECP and WCL components through Sol 150, and AFM products for Sol 4. The remaining AFM products are still being generated and are expected to be released by June 1, 2009. The MECA OM archive at the Imaging Node now includes EDRs and RDRs through sol 150.
Also, Release 3 includes all three
MECA calibration reports.