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Requirements and Solutions for ExoMars Rover Panoramic Camera 3D Vision Processing

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Gerhard Paar, J. Oberst, D.P. Barnes, A.D. Griffiths, R. Jaumann, A.J. Coates, J.-P. Muller, Y.Gao, R. Li.

Geophysical Research Abstracts - European Geoscience Union , 2007


The Pasteur payload on the ESA ExoMars Rover due for launch in 2013
 is designed to search for evidence of extant or extinct life either
 on or down to 2 m below the surface of Mars. The rover will be equipped
 with a panoramic imaging system currently under development for visual
 characterization of the rover’s surroundings and (in conjunction
 with an infrared imaging spectrometer) remote detection of potential
 sample sites. The Panoramic Camera stereo imaging system consists
 of two wide angle multispectral cmareas each with a 65° field-of-view
 (Wide Angle Camera WAC) and a high resolution monoscopic camera (High
 Resolution Camera, HRC) currently designed to have an 8° field-of-view,
 both mounted on a shared pan-tilt unit. The following scientific
 objectives drive the requirements for the optical and mechanical
 layout, and ground processing software.