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Processing of Mars Exploration Rover Imagery for Science and Operations PlanningThe twin Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) delivered an unprecedented array of image sensors to the Mars surface. These cameras were essential for operations, science, and public engagement. The Multimission Image Processing Laboratory (MIPL) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory was responsible for the first-order processing of all of the images returned by these cameras. This processing included reconstruction of the original images, systematic and ad hoc generation of a wide variety of products derived from those images, and delivery of the data to a variety of customers, within tight time constraints. A combination of automated and manual processes was developed to meet these requirements, with significant inheritance from prior missions. This paper describes the image products generated by MIPL for MER and the processes used to produce and deliver them.
Document ID
20070034059
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Alexander, Douglass A. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Deen, Robert G. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Andres, Paul M. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Zamani, Payam (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Mortensen, Helen B. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Chen, Amy C. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Cayanan, Michael K. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Hall, Jeffrey R. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Klochko, Vadim S. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Pariser, Oleg (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Stanley, Carol L. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Thompson, Charles K. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Yagi, Gary M. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
February 4, 2006
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Geophysical Research
Volume: 111
ISSN: 0148-0227
Subject Category
Instrumentation and Photography
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
Instruments
techniques
Mars
Multimission Image Processing Laboratory (MIPL)
planetary sciences