Gamma-ray spectrum analysis was essential for detecting the elemental abundance and distribution in lunar science. However, for the low-energy region of gamma-ray spectrum, weak peaks were implicated in the fast-decreasing background, and it was difficult to extract characteristic information from original spectra. In order to get a better analytic result, based on wavelet and FFT filtering methods in frequency domain, we had processed the gamma-ray spectrometer (GRS) data of Chang’E-1 (CE-1), and well extracted some useful information of spectral characteristic peaks. Then we preliminarily mapped the distribution of net peak counts for potassium on lunar surface, which indirectly reflected the distribution of elemental abundance. At last, we compared our analytic result with that of Apollo and Lunar Prospector (LP), and found some consistencies and differences.
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Gamma Spectrum Analysis of Chang’E-1 for Lunar Detection
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Xu, H, Fang, F, Ni, S, He, J, & You, L. "Gamma Spectrum Analysis of Chang’E-1 for Lunar Detection." Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering. 18th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering: Volume 3. Xi’an, China. May 17–21, 2010. pp. 49-54. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE18-29126
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