8.6. Mars Exploration Rovers¶
The Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) have several cameras on board and they all seem to have a stereo pair. With ASP you are able to process the PANCAM, NAVCAM, and HAZCAM camera images. ISIS has no telemetry or camera intrinsic supports for these images. That however is not a problem as their raw images contain the cameras information in JPL’s CAHV, CAHVOR, and CHAVORE formats.
These cameras are all variations of a simple pinhole camera model so
they are processed with ASP in the
Pinhole session instead of the
ISIS. ASP only supports creating of point clouds. The
*-PC.tif is a raw point cloud with the first 3 channels being XYZ in
the rover site’s coordinate frame. We don’t support the creation of
DEMs from these images and that is left as an exercise for the user.
An example of using ASP with MER data is included in the
examples/MER directory (just type ‘make’ there).