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ISPRS 1999 Location and Geologic Settings for the three U. S. Mars Landers thumbnail

ISPRS 1999 Location and Geologic Settings for the three U. S. Mars Landers

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Super resolution of the horizon at both Viking landing sites has revealed “new” features we use for triangulation, similar to the approach used during the Mars Pathfinder Mission. We propose…

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ISPRS 2004 Automation in Mars Landing-Site Mapping and Rover Localization

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Our project aims to automate Mars mapping and localization using robotic stereo and descent imagery. Stereo vision is a wellstudied domain. However, most efforts aim only at a general scene; little…

ISPRS 2002 High Precision Landing Site Mapping and Rover Localization by Integrated Bundle Adjustment of MPF Surface Images thumbnail

ISPRS 2002 High Precision Landing Site Mapping and Rover Localization by Integrated Bundle Adjustment of MPF Surface Images

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High-precision topographic information from all available data is crucial to many landing site geological and engineering applications. At the same time, precise navigation and localization of the…

ISPRS 2001 High Precision Landing Site Mapping and Rover Localization by Integrated Bundle Adjustment of Ground-Based Image Data thumbnail

ISPRS 2001 High Precision Landing Site Mapping and Rover Localization by Integrated Bundle Adjustment of Ground-Based Image Data

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High precision topographic information from all available data is critical to many landing site geological and engineering applications. Meanwhile, precise navigation and localization of the rover is…

ISPRS 1999 FIDO / APEX / Athena-Based Plans for Cartographic Products and Rover Localization Analyses thumbnail

ISPRS 1999 FIDO / APEX / Athena-Based Plans for Cartographic Products and Rover Localization Analyses

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In this abstract we preview the acquisition of stereo image data and resultant cartographic products and rover localization studies associated with the Athena Precursor Experiment (APEX) on the 2001…

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Sol 392-396 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Waypoint 1

Astrogeology News: 13 September 2013

The rover is in position to deploy the arm instruments on outcrops at Waypoint 1, so the weekend plan includes lots of APXS and MAHLI observations. So many contact and remote sensing observations…

Sol 359: Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Simple Plan

Astrogeology News: 8 August 2013

The Sol 356 drive went well, so another drive was planned for Sol 358. We are still "restricted," as the post-drive data will not arrive until 10 PM PDT tonight. So the Sol 359 plan includes only…

Sol 460 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Stand Down

Astrogeology News: 19 November 2013

I was scheduled as MAHLI/MARDI uplink lead today, but there was nothing to do because all science planning is on hold while the power issue is being investigated. Because planning is restricted…

Sol 461 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Electrical Issue

Astrogeology News: 20 November 2013

There will be no MSL science planning again today, as analysis of the recent electrical issue continues. We are hope to return to normal science operations on Friday, planning 3 sols for the weekend.

Sol 487 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Dump Pile

Astrogeology News: 18 December 2013

I'm on my way home from the ChemCam team meeting, so again not involved in MSL tactical operations, but saw that the Sol 487 plan includes dumping the last of the Cumberland drill sample and MAHLI…