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Characterization of Stereo Vision Performance for Roving at the Lunar PolesSurface rover operations at the polar regions of airless bodies, particularly the Moon, are of particular interest to future NASA science missions such as Resource Prospector (RP). Polar optical conditions present challenges to conventional imaging techniques, with repercussions to driving, safeguarding and science. High dynamic range, long cast shadows, opposition and white out conditions are all significant factors in appearance. RP is currently undertaking an effort to characterize stereo vision performance in polar conditions through physical laboratory experimentation with regolith simulants, obstacle distributions and oblique lighting.
Document ID
20160011187
Document Type
Presentation
Authors
Wong, Uland
(SGT, Inc. Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Nefian, Ara
(SGT, Inc. Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Edwards, Larry
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Furlong, Michael
(SGT, Inc. Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Bouyssounouse, Xavier
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
To, Vinh
(SGT, Inc. Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Deans, Matthew
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Cannon, Howard
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Fong, Terry
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 12, 2016
Publication Date
July 20, 2016
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Science And Exploration
Optics
Report/Patent Number
ARC-E-DAA-TN34061
Meeting Information
Meeting: NASA Exploration Science Forum 2016
Location: Moffett Field, CA
Country: United States
Start Date: July 20, 2016
End Date: July 22, 2016
Sponsors: SSERVI
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNA14AA60C
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.
Keywords
Sensor Characterization
Appearance at Lunar Poles
Stereo Imaging
Computer Vision
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