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Remotely-Sensed Geology from Lander-Based to Orbital Perspectives: Results for FIDO Rover Field TestsTests of the FIDO (Field Integration Design and Operations) rover and Athena-like operational scenarios were conducted May 7-16, 2000. A group located at the Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, CA, formed the Core Operations Team (COT) that designed experiments and command sequences while another team tracked, maintained, and secured the rover in the field. The COT had no knowledge of the specific field location, thus the tests were done "blind." In addition to FIDO rover instrumentation, the COT had access to LANDSAT 7, TIMS, and AVIRIS regional coverage and color descent images. Using data from the FIDO instruments, primarily a color microscopic imager (CMI), infrared point spectrometer (IPS; 1.5-2.4 microns), and a three-color stereo panoramic camera (Pancam), the COT correlated lithologic features (mineralogy, rock types) from the simulated landing site to a regional scale. The May test results provide an example of how to relate site geology from landed rover investigations to the regional geology using remote sensing. The capability to relate mineralogic signatures using the point IR spectrometer to remotely sensed, multispectral or hyperspectral data proved to be key to integration of the in-situ and remote data. This exercise demonstrated the potential synergy between lander-based and orbital data, and highlighted the need to investigate a landing site in detail and at multiple scales.
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Goddard Space Flight Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
Jolliff, B.
(Washington Univ. Saint Louis, MO United States)
Moersch, J.
(Tennessee Univ. United States)
Knoll, A.
(Harvard Univ. Cambridge, MA United States)
Morris, R.
(Harvard Univ. Cambridge, MA United States)
Arvidson, R.
(Washington Univ. Saint Louis, MO United States)
Gilmore, M.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA United States)
Greeley, R.
(Arizona State Univ. Tempe, AZ United States)
Herkenhoff, K.
(Geological Survey United States)
McSween, H.
(Tennessee Univ. United States)
Squyres, S.
(Cornell Univ. Ithaca, NY United States)
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 2000
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Publication: Concepts and Approaches for Mars Exploration
Issue: Part 1
Subject Category
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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