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Operation and performance of the mars exploration rover imaging system on the martian surface

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Abstract

The Imaging System on the Mars Exploration Rovers has successfully operated on the surface of Mars for over one Earth year. The acquisition of hundreds of panoramas and tens of thousands of stereo pairs has enabled the rovers to explore Mars at a level of detail unprecedented in the history of space exploration. In addition to providing scientific value, the images also play a key role in the daily tactical operation of the rovers. The mobile nature of the MER surface mission requires extensive use of the imaging system for traverse planning, rover localization, remote sensing instrument targeting, and robotic arm placement. Each of these activity types requires a different set of data compression rates, surface coverage, and image acquisition strategies. An overview of the surface imaging activities is provided, along with a summary of the image data acquired to date. ?? 2005 IEEE.

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Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Operation and performance of the mars exploration rover imaging system on the martian surface
Volume
1
Year Published:
2005
Language:
English
Larger Work Title:
Conference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
First page:
930
Last page:
936
Number of Pages:
7
Conference Title:
IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, Proceedings - 2005 International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Conference Location:
Waikoloa, HI
Conference Date:
10 October 2005 through 12 October 2005