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Camera Image Transformation and Registration for Safe Spacecraft Landing and Hazard AvoidanceInherent geographical hazards of Martian terrain may impede a safe landing for science exploration spacecraft. Surface visualization software for hazard detection and avoidance may accordingly be applied in vehicles such as the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) to induce an autonomous and intelligent descent upon entering the planetary atmosphere. The focus of this project is to develop an image transformation algorithm for coordinate system matching between consecutive frames of terrain imagery taken throughout descent. The methodology involves integrating computer vision and graphics techniques, including affine transformation and projective geometry of an object, with the intrinsic parameters governing spacecraft dynamic motion and camera calibration.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Document Type
Jones, Brandon M.
(Southern Univ. Baton Rouge, LA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 2005
Publication Information
Publication: Summer Student Research Presentations
Subject Category
Spacecraft Instrumentation And Astrionics
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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