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Lunar PanCam: Adapting ExoMars PanCam for the ESA Lunar Lander

Coates, A.J. and Griffiths, A.D. and Leff, C.E. and Schmitz, N. and Barnes, D.P. and Josset, J.-L. and Hancock, B.K. and Cousins, C.R. and Jaumann, R. and Crawford, I.A. and Paar, G. and Bauer, A. and The PanCam, Team (2012) Lunar PanCam: Adapting ExoMars PanCam for the ESA Lunar Lander. Planetary and Space Science, 74 (1), pp. 247-253. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.pss.2012.07.017

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Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0032063312002115

Abstract

A scientific camera system would provide valuable geological context from the surface for lunar lander missions. Here, we describe the PanCam instrument from the ESA ExoMars rover and its possible adaptation for the proposed ESA lunar lander. The scientific objectives of the ESA ExoMars rover are designed to answer several key questions in the search for life on Mars. The ExoMars PanCam instrument will set the geological and morphological context for that mission. We describe the PanCam scientific objectives in geology, and atmospheric science, and 3D vision objectives. We also describe the design of PanCam, which includes a stereo pair of Wide Angle Cameras (WACs), each of which has a filter wheel, and a High Resolution Camera for close up investigations. The cameras are housed in an optical bench (OB) and electrical interface is provided via the PanCam Interface Unit (PIU). Additional hardware items include a PanCam Calibration Target (PCT). We also briefly discuss some PanCam testing during field trials. In addition, we examine how such a 'Lunar PanCam' could be adapted for use on the Lunar surface on the proposed ESA lunar lander.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/80181/
Document Type:Article
Title:Lunar PanCam: Adapting ExoMars PanCam for the ESA Lunar Lander
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Coates, A.J.Mullard Space Science Laboratory,University College London, UK; Centre for Planetary Science at UCL/Birkbeck, UKUNSPECIFIED
Griffiths, A.D.Mullard Space Science Laboratory,University College London, UK; Centre for Planetary Science at UCL/Birkbeck, UKUNSPECIFIED
Leff, C.E.Mullard Space Science Laboratory,University College London, UK; Centre for Planetary Science at UCL/Birkbeck, UKUNSPECIFIED
Schmitz, N.nicole.schmitz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Barnes, D.P.Computer Science Department, Aberystwyth University, UKUNSPECIFIED
Josset, J.-L.Space Exploration Institute (SPACE-X), SwitzerlandUNSPECIFIED
Hancock, B.K.Mullard Space Science Laboratory,University College London, UKUNSPECIFIED
Cousins, C.R.Centre for Planetary Science at UCL/ Birkbeck, UK; Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Birkbeck College London, UKUNSPECIFIED
Jaumann, R.ralf.jaumann (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Crawford, I.A.Centre for Planetary Science at UCL/ Birkbeck, UKDepartment of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Birkbeck College London, UKUNSPECIFIED
Paar, G.Joanneum Research, AustriaUNSPECIFIED
Bauer, A.Joanneum Research, AustriaUNSPECIFIED
The PanCam, TeamUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:December 2012
Journal or Publication Title:Planetary and Space Science
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
In DOAJ:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:74
DOI :10.1016/j.pss.2012.07.017
Page Range:pp. 247-253
Publisher:Elsevier
Status:Published
Keywords:Mars, Moon, Instrumentation, Visible cameras
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Science and Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Projekt ExoMars
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research
Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geology
Deposited By: Aydin, Zeynep
Deposited On:09 Jan 2013 08:56
Last Modified:07 Aug 2017 10:23

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