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Performance and evaluation of the Viking lander camera performance prediction programA computer program is described for predicting the performance of the Viking lander cameras. The predictions are primarily concerned with two objectives: (1) the picture quality of a reference test chart (of which there are three on each lander) to aid in diagnosing camera performance; and (2) the picture quality of cones with surface properties of a natural terrain to aid in predicting favorable illumination and viewing geometries and operational camera commands. Predictions made with this program are verified by experimental data obtained with a Viking-like laboratory facsimile camera.
Document ID
19750007868
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Authors
Huck, F. O. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Taylor, E. J. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Jobson, D. J. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Rowland, C. W. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 3, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1975
Subject Category
INSTRUMENTATION AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Report/Patent Number
NASA-TM-X-72646
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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