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Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) image calibration

Journal of Geophysical Research E: Planets

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Abstract

The Imager for Mars Pathfinder returned over 16,000 high-quality images from the surface of Mars. The camera was well-calibrated in the laboratory, with <5% radiometric uncertainty. The photometric properties of two radiometric targets were also measured with 3% uncertainty. Several data sets acquired during the cruise and on Mars confirm that the system operated nominally throughout the course of the mission. Image calibration algorithms were developed for landed operations to correct instrumental sources of noise and to calibrate images relative to observations of the radiometric targets. The uncertainties associated with these algorithms as well as current improvements to image calibration are discussed. Copyright 1999 by the American Geophysical Union.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) image calibration
Series title:
Journal of Geophysical Research E: Planets
Volume
104
Issue:
E4
Year Published:
1999
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Geophysical Research E: Planets
First page:
8907
Last page:
8925