The PanCam instrument on the 2018 Exomars rover: Scientific objectives
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Ralf Jaumann R., Coates A., Hauber E., Hoffmann H., Schmitz N., Le Deit L., Tirsch D., Gerhard Paar, Griffiths A., The PanCam Team
Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 12, EGU2010-11061-2, 2010 EGU General Assembly 2010,Geophysical Research Abstracts, 2010
The Exomars Panoramic Camera System is an imaging suite of three camera heads to be mounted on the ExoMars rovers mast, with the boresight 1.8 m above ground. As late as the ExoMars Pasteur Payload Design Review (PDR) in 2009, the PanCam consists of two identical wide angle cameras (WAC) with fixed focal length lenses, and a high resolution camera (HRC) with an automatic focus mechanism, placed adjacent to the right WAC. The WAC stereo pair provides binocular vision for
stereoscopic studies as well as 12 filter positions (per camera) for stereoscopic colour imaging and scientific multispectral studies.