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Operation and Performance of the Mars Exploration Rover Imaging System on the Martian Surface

Maki, Justin N. and Litwin, Todd and Schwochert, Mark and Herkenhoff, Ken (2005) Operation and Performance of the Mars Exploration Rover Imaging System on the Martian Surface. In: 2005 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. IEEE , New York, pp. 930-936. ISBN 0-7803-9298-1.

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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.

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Additional Information:© 2005 IEEE. Issue Date: 10-12 Oct. 2005; Date of Current Version: 10 January 2006. The work described in this paper was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Subject Keywords:Imaging system; cameras; rovers; Mars; operations
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Official Citation:Maki, J.N.; Litwin, T.; Schwochert, M.; Herkenhoff, K.; , "Operation and performance of the Mars Exploration Rover imaging system on the Martian surface," Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 2005 IEEE International Conference on , vol.1, no., pp. 930- 936 Vol. 1, 10-12 Oct. 2005 doi: 10.1109/ICSMC.2005.1571265
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