Seeing Through the “Science Eyes” of the ExoMars Rover

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Type Article
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-81
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
Volume40
Issue number2
DOI
Publication statusPublished - 02 Mar 2020
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Abstract

The ExoMars rover, due to launch in mid 2020, will travel to Mars in search of signs of past or present habitability. The rover will carry the Panoramic Camera, PanCam, a scientific camera system designed to provide crucial remote sensing capabilities as mission scientists search for targets of interest. In preparation for the mission operations, the visual output of PanCam has been simulated and modeled with a three-dimensional rendering system, allowing the team to investigate the capabilities of the camera system and providing insight into how it may be calibrated and used for engineering tasks during the surface mission.

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