Publications

Papers

(On IRIS System, 1990 onwards only)

2013

  • Derveni M, Allen M, Cullen DC, Sawakuchi GO, Yukihara EG, Richter L, Sims MR. Survivability of immunoassay reagents exposed to the space radiation environment on board the ESA BIOPAN-6 platform as a prelude to performing immunoassays on mars. Astrobiology 13(1):92-102 01 Jan 2013 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • 2012

  • Court RW, Sephton MA, Sims MR, Cullen DC. Potential failure of life detection experiments on Mars resulting from adsorption of organic compounds on to common instrument materials. Planetary and Space Science 73(1):262-270 Dec 2012 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • Sims MR, Pullan D, Holt J, Blake O, Sykes J, Samara-Ratna P, Canali M, Cullen DC, Rix CS, Buckley A, et al.. Development status of the life marker chip instrument for ExoMars. Planetary and Space Science 72(1):129-137 Nov 2012 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • Derveni M, Hands A, Allen M, Sims MR, Cullen DC. Effects of Simulated Space Radiation on Immunoassay Components for Life-Detection Experiments in Planetary Exploration Missions. Astrobiology 12(8):718-729 Aug 2012 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • Court RW, Sephton MA, Sims MR, Rix CS, Cullen DC. Extraction of polar and nonpolar biomarkers from the martian soil using aqueous surfactant solutions. Planetary and Space Science 67(1):109-118 Jul 2012 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • Smith A, Crawford IA, Gowen RA, Ambrosi R, Anand M, Banerdt B, Bannister N, Bowles N, Braithwaite C, Brown P, et al.. Lunar Net-a proposal in response to an ESA M3 call in 2010 for a medium sized mission. EXPERIMENTAL ASTRONOMY 33(2-3):587-644 01 Apr 2012 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • Sims M, Pye J, Remedios J. Observing the Earth and planets: A Leicester symposium. Astronomy and Geophysics 53(2) Apr 2012 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • 2011

  • Gowen RA, Smith A, Fortes AD, Barber S, Brown P, Church P, Collinson G, Coates AJ, Collins G, Crawford IA, et al.. Penetrators for in situ subsurface investigations of Europa. ADVANCES IN SPACE RESEARCH 48(4):725-742 16 Aug 2011 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • Court RW, Baki OA, Sims MR, Cullen D, Sephton MA. THE LIFE MARKER CHIP-EXTRACTING POLAR AND NONPOLAR BIOMARKERS FROM THE MARTIAN SOIL USING A SURFACTANT-BASED SOLVENT. 74th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical-Society, London, ENGLAND, 08 Aug 2011 - 12 Aug 2011. METEORITICS & PLANETARY SCIENCE. WILEY-BLACKWELL. 46: A50-A50. 01 Jul 2011 (Conference)
  • Sathe M, Derveni M, Broadbent G, Bodlenner A, Charlton K, Ravi B, Rohmer M, Sims MR, Cullen DC. Synthesis and characterisation of immunogens for the production of antibodies against small hydrophobic molecules with biosignature properties. Analytica Chimica Acta 2011 (Journal article)
  • 2010

  • Court RW, Baki AO, Sephton MA, Sims MR, Cullen D. Novel solvent systems for in situ extraterrestrial sample analysis. Planetary and Space Science 58(11):1470-1474 Sep 2010 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • 2009

  • Lees JE, Bassford DJ, Bunce EJ, Sims MR, Horsfall AB. Silicon Carbide X-ray Detectors for Planetary Exploration. NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT 604(1-2):174-176 01 Jun 2009 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • Smith A, Crawford IA, Gowen RA, Ball AJ, Barber SJ, Church P, Coates AJ, Gao Y, Griffiths AD, Hagermann A, et al.. LunarEX-a proposal to cosmic vision. EXPERIMENTAL ASTRONOMY 23(3):711-740 01 Mar 2009 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • Talboys DL, Barber S, Bridges JC, Kelley SP, Pullan D, Verchovsky AB, Butcher G, Fazel A, Fraser GW, Pillinger CT, et al.. In situ radiometric dating on Mars: Investigation of the feasibility of K-Ar dating using flight-type mass and X-ray spectrometers. PLANETARY AND SPACE SCIENCE 57(11):1237-1245 01 Sep 2009 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • 2008

  • James N, Brown A, Featherstone A, Tossaint M, Ziebart M, Sibthorpe A, Backes D, Taylor J, Doman S, Cross P, et al.. Not lost in communication: Planetary surface communication and navigation using wireless cots technologies. International Astronautical Federation - 59th International Astronautical Congress 2008, IAC 2008 3:1756-1767 2008 (Journal article)
  • Sephton MA, Carvell RP, Sims MR, Dannatt L. The UK's search for life on Mars. Astronomy and Geophysics 49(5) Oct 2008 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • 2007

  • Barnes D, Shaw A, Summers P, Woods M, Ward R, Evans M, Paar G, Sims M. Autonomous image based localisation for a martian aerobot. Revue Francaise de Photogrammetrie et de Teledetection 45-50 2007 (Journal article)
  • Siegert MJ, Behar A, Lane L, Bentley M, Blake D, Corr H, Ellis-Evans C, Hindmarsh R, Hodgson DA, King E, et al.. Exploration of Ellsworth Subglacial Lake: A concept paper on the development, organisation and execution of an experiment to explore, measure and sample the environment of a West Antarctic subglacial lake - The Lake Ellsworth consortium. Reviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology 6(1-3):161-179 Aug 2007 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • Parnell J, Cullen D, Sims MR, Bowden S, Cockell CS, Court R, Ehrenfreund P, Gaubert F, Grant W, Parro V, et al.. Searching for life on Mars: Selection of molecular targets for ESA's Aurora ExoMars mission. ASTROBIOLOGY 7(4):578-604 01 Aug 2007 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • 2006

  • Barnes D, Shaw A, Summers P, Ward R, Woods M, Evans M, Paar G, Sims M. Imaging and localisation software demonstrator for planetary aerobots. 5th IAA International Conference on Low-Cost Planetary Missions, European Space Res & Technol Ctr, Noordwijk, NETHERLANDS, 24 Sep 2003 - 26 Sep 2003. ACTA ASTRONAUTICA. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. 59: 1062-1070. 01 Oct 2006 (Conference)   DOI for this publication
  • Butcher G, Sims MR, Fraser G, Klingelhoefer G, Bernhardt B, Davidson A. Preliminary Investigation of the effect of Proton and Helium Ion Radiation on Fluorescent Dyes for Astrobiology Applications. NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT 564(1):559-566 01 Aug 2006 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • Walker RJ, Ball AJ, Price ME, Sims MR, Taylor FW, Wells NS, Zarnecki JC. Concepts for a low-cost Mars micro mission. ACTA ASTRONAUTICA 59(8-11):617-626 01 Oct 2006 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • Thompson DP, Sims MR, Holt JMC, Wilson PK, Cullen DC, Parker DJ, Smith MD. Preliminary investigation of proton and helium ion radiation effects on fluorescent dyes for use in astrobiology applications. Analytical Chemistry 78(8):2738-2743 15 Apr 2006 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • 2005

  • Griffiths AD, Coates AJ, Josset J-L, Paar G, Hofmann B, Pullan D, Sims MR, Rüffer P, Pillinger CT. The Beagle 2 stereo camera system. Planetary and Space Science 53(14-15):1466-1482 Dec 2005 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • Sims MR, Cullen DC, Bannister NP, Grant WD, Henry O, Jones R, McKnight D, Thompson DP, Wilson PK. The Specific Molecular Identification of Life Experiments (SMILE). PLANETARY AND SPACE SCIENCE 53(8):781-791 01 Jul 2005 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • Sims M, Crawford I, Grady M, Pillinger C, Douglas B. Aurora - the next step. ASTRONOMY & GEOPHYSICS 46(2):8-9 01 Apr 2005 (Journal article)
  • Ambrosi RM, Talboys DL, Sims MR, Bannister NP, Makarewicz M, Stevenson T, Hutchinson IB, Watterson JIW, Lanza RC, Richter L, et al.. Neutron Activation Analysis, Gamma-Ray Splectroscopy and Radiation Environment Monitoring Instrument Concept: GEORAD. NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT 539(1-2):198-216 21 Feb 2005 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • 2004

  • Towner MC, Patel MR, Ringrose TJ, Zarnecki JC, Pullan D, Sims MR, Haapanala S, Harri A-M, Polkko J, Wilson CF, et al.. The Beagle 2 environmental sensors: Science goals and instrument description. Planetary and Space Science 52(13):1141-1156 Nov 2004 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • Talboys DL, Fraser GW, Ambrosi RM, Nelms N, Bannister NP, Sims MR, Pullan D, Holt J. Instrumentation for geological field work on the Moon. Royal-Astronomical-Society Specialist Discussion Meeting, London, ENGLAND, 10 Dec 2004. EARTH MOON AND PLANETS. SPRINGER. 94: 267-277. 01 Jun 2004 (Conference)   DOI for this publication
  • 2003

  • Barnes D, Shaw A, Summers P, Ward R, Woods M, Evans M, Paar G, Sims MR. Imaging and localisation software demonstrator for planetary aerobots. 509-515. 09 Sep 2003 (Other)
  • Sims MR, Pullan D, Pillinger CT, Wright IP. An evaluation of in-situ analysis and sample return in the exploration of Mars. Planetary and Space Science 50(7-8):657-668 Jun 2002 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • Wright IP, Pillinger CT, Sims MR. Scientific objectives of the Beagle 2 lander. Acta Astronautica 52(2-6):219-225 Jan 2003 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • Bridges JC, Seabrook AM, Kim JR, Pillinger CT, Sims MR, Golombek M, Duxbury T, Rothery DA, Muller JP, Head JW, et al.. Selection of the landing site in Isidis Planitia of Mars probe Beagle 2. Journal of Geophysical Research 108(E1, 10.1029/2001JE001820) 01 Jan 2003 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • 2000

  • Obousy RK, Tziolas AC, Kaltsas K, Sims MR, Grant WD. Searching for extant life on Mars: The ATP-Firefly Luciferin/Luciferase technique. JBIS - Journal of the British Interplanetary Society 53(3-4):121-130 2000 (Journal article)
  • 1999

  • Sims MR, Pillinger CT, Wright IP, Morgan G, Fraser G, Pullan D, Whitehead S, Dowson J, Cole R, Wells A, et al.. Beagle 2: The exo-biology lander on ESA's 2003 Mars Express mission. Conference on Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology II, DENVER, CO, 20 Jul 1999 - 22 Jul 1999. Editors: Hoover RB. INSTRUMENTS, METHODS, AND MISSIONS FOR ASTROBIOLOGY II. SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING. 3755: 10-23. 01 Jan 1999 (Conference)   DOI for this publication
  • Sims MR, Pillinger CT, Wright IP, Dowson J, Whitehead S, Wells A, Spragg JE, Fraser G, Richter L, Hamacher H, et al.. Beagle 2: a proposed exobiology lander for ESA's 2003 Mars Express mission.. MOON AND MARS 23(11):1925-1928 01 Jan 1999 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • 1998

  • Sims MR, Whitehead S, Mills A, Grant WD. Low resource techniques for astrobiology on Mars. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 3441:10-14 1998 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • 1997

  • Wells AA, Castelli CM, Denby M, Pullan D, Sims MR, Watson DJ, Whitford CH, Willingale R, Eyles CJ, Cooke M, et al.. X-ray imaging performance of the flight model JET-X telescope. Conference on EUV, X-ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII, SAN DIEGO, CA, 30 Jul 1997 - 01 Aug 1997. Editors: Siegmund OHW, Gummin MA. EUX, X-RAY, AND GAMMA-RAY INSTRUMENTATION FOR ASTRONOMY VIII. SPIE - INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING. 3114: 392-403. 01 Jan 1997 (Conference)   DOI for this publication
  • Owens A, Denby M, Sims MR, Wells AA, Terekhov O. Radiation shielding study for the joint European X-ray telescope focal plane detectors. Experimental Astronomy 7(3):161-189 1997 (Journal article)
  • Sims MR, Cole RE, Grant WD, Mills AA, Powell K, Ruffles RW. Simple techniques for detection of Martian micro-organisms. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 3111:164-174 1997 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • 1996

  • Castelli CM, Sims MR, Wells A. A high efficiency detector array concept for x-ray astronomy based on CCDS. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 2808:677-681 1996 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • Owens A, Abbey AF, Castelli C, Chapman H, Dowson J, Li Y, Mccarthy KJ, Sims MR, Spragg J, Watson DJ, et al.. The X-Ray CCDs Developed for the Joint European X-Ray Telescope.. Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology 6(3):269-298 Sep 1996 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • 1995

  • Mills AA, Sims MR. pH of the Martian surface. Planetary and Space Science 43(5):695-696 May 1995 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • 1994

  • WEST RG, SIMS MR, WILLINGALE R. EVIDENCE FOR A FAR-ULTRAVIOLET SPACECRAFT GLOW IN THE ROSAT WIDE-FIELD CAMERA. PLANETARY AND SPACE SCIENCE 42(1):71-80 01 Jan 1994 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • 1993

  • Sims MR, Sims AJ, Bentley RD, Guttridge PR, Gourlay JA. Measured single event upset rates in low earth orbit for the ROSAT Wide Field Camera. Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A 329(1-2):329-336 15 May 1993 (Journal article)
  • 1992

  • COOKE BA, BARSTOW MA, BREEVELD ER, CHARLES PA, GOODALL CV, GOURLAY JA, HASSALL BJM, HUCKLE HE, KENT BJ, PYE JP, et al.. DETECTION OF A NEW WHITE-DWARF BINARY-SYSTEM IN THE EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET USING THE ROSAT WIDE FIELD CAMERA. NATURE 355(6355):61-63 02 Jan 1992 (Journal article)   DOI for this publication
  • 1990

  • Wells A, Abbey AF, Barstow MA, Cole RE, Pye JP, Sims MR, Spragg JE, Watson DJ, Willingale R, Courtier GM, et al.. First in-orbit measurements with the ROSAT XUV wide field camera. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 1344:230-243 1990 (Journal article)
  • Books

    2004

  • Sims MR, Clemmet JF, Townend M, Hurst S, Waugh L, Johnson G, Hall S, Hannington M, Blake O, Chester E, et al.. Beagle 2 lessons learned. Editors: Sims MR. 29 pages. University of Leicester, Leicester 08 Aug 2004 (Book)
  • Blake O, Bridges J, Chester E, Clemmet JF, Hall S, Hannington M, Hurst S, Johnson G, Lewis S, Malin M, et al.. Beagle 2 mission report. Editors: Sims MR. 276 pages. University of Leicester, Leicester 08 Aug 2004 (Book)
  • 2003

    • Pillinger CT, Sims MR, Clemmet J. The Guide to Beagle 2. Faber & Faber 12 Dec 2003 (Book)

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