Ten-Meter Scale Topography and Roughness of Mars Exploration Rovers Landing Sites and Martian Polar RegionsThe Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) has been operating on board of the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) spacecraft since 1998. It consists of three cameras - Red and Blue Wide Angle cameras (FOV=140 deg.) and Narrow Angle camera (FOV=0.44 deg.). The Wide Angle camera allows surface resolution down to 230 m/pixel and the Narrow Angle camera - down to 1.5 m/pixel. This work is a continuation of the project, which we have reported previously. Since then we have refined and improved our stereo correlation algorithm and have processed many more stereo pairs. We will discuss results of our stereo pair analysis located in the Mars Exploration rovers (MER) landing sites and address feasibility of recovering topography from stereo pairs (especially in the polar regions), taken during MGS 'Relay-16' mode.
Ivanov, Anton B. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)