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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 113 update on Curiosity from USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: The Drill

Astrogeology News: 29 November 2012

I'm back on tactical operations today, this time as MAHLI/MARDI Payload Uplink Lead. The Sol 113 plan included further checkouts of the drill and other remote sensing, but no MAHLI or MARDI…

Sol 169 update on Curiosity from USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Staying Put

Astrogeology News: 25 January 2013

I was MAHLI/MARDI uplink lead again today, planning images of potential drill targets. We still need more information before we can start drilling, and there are more tests to be done before the…

Sol 200 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Quiet Day

Astrogeology News: 27 February 2013

I'm scheduled as MAHLI/MARDI uplink lead 4 days this week. The first planning day, for Sol 200, was rather quiet for me, with just a single MAHLI activity (pulling old images out of the camera's…

Sol 205 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Still Recovering

Astrogeology News: 5 March 2013

The engineering and instrument teams are working to set up MSL's "B" computer with all the parameter settings needed to resume science operations. It looks like this process will take all week, so…