Video | July 12, 2021

Space Qualified Piezoelectric Transducers On The Mars Rover

High performance piezoelectric transducers were sent to the Mars after testing their reliability for 100 Billion cycles. The help to find out if there once was life on Mars. PI’s ultra-reliable multi-layer piezo stack actuators were employed in the shaking mechanism and in addition a PI precision motion stage was used as a focusing motor for the laser. PI’s precision focusing stage was also employed again in following Mars expedition on the Perseverance Rover that landed in 2021.