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The Panoramic Camera (Pancam) Investigation on the NASA 2003 Mars Exploration Rover MissionThe Panoramic Camera System (Pancam) is part of the Athena science payload to be launched to Mars in 2003 on NASA's twin Mars Exploration Rover (MER) missions. The Pancam imaging system on each rover consists of two major components: a pair of digital CCD cameras, and the Pancam Mast Assembly (PMA), which provides the azimuth and elevation actuation for the cameras as well as a 1.5 meter high vantage point from which to image. Pancam is a multispectral, stereoscopic, panoramic imaging system, with a field of regard provided by the PMA that extends across 360 of azimuth and from zenith to nadir, providing a complete view of the scene around the rover.
Document ID
20030110977
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Bell, J. F., III (Cornell Univ. Ithaca, NY, United States)
Squyres, S. W. (Cornell Univ. Ithaca, NY, United States)
Herkenhoff, K. E. (Geological Survey Flagstaff, AZ, United States)
Maki, J. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Schwochert, M. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Dingizian, A. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Brown, D. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Morris, R. V. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Arneson, H. M. (Cornell Univ. Ithaca, NY, United States)
Johnson, M. J. (Cornell Univ. Ithaca, NY, United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIV
Subject Category
Instrumentation and Photography
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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