Miniature instruments are developed and tested in Marslab facilities. One of the instruments, Telltale, was sent to Mars with the NASA Phoenix mission. A miniature laser anemometer was developed and tested at engineering level in collaboration with a private company for ESA..
Knowing the electrical charge state of the Martian sand in sand storms can give information necessary for modelling of chemical processes, that are possible on the surface of Mars, and for dust, it is important to the safety of instruments on the Martian surface and to the function of solar panels.
A collaboration with a Greek Automation Company on a method for cleaning of solar panels is taking place, and another collaboration with an Italian company concerning hazardous properties for human exploration on the Mars surface has applied for EU financing.