Micro-ARES, the Electric Field Sensor for ExoMars 2016: Atmospheric Interaction SimulationsG. Déprez , S. Cardnel , O. Witasse , F. Montmessin , F. Cipriani , A. J. Ball , F. Esposito 
 CNRS-LATMOS, Guyancourt, France
 ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands
 INAF-OAC, Naples, Italy
Since 2011, LATMOS has been involved in the development of Micro-ARES, an electric field sensor forming part of the DREAMS science payload of the ExoMars 2016 Schiaparelli entry, descent and landing demonstrator module (EDM). Micro-ARES is dedicated to the very first measurement and characterization of Martian atmospheric electricity.
The instrument, a compact version of the ARES instrument for the former ExoMars Humboldt payload , is composed of an electronic board, with an amplification line and a real-time data processing Digital Signal Processor.