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Thermal infrared hyperspectral analysis of the NASA Mars rover test site at Silver Lake, California
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Paper Abstract

The Marsokhod Field Experiment performed in Silver Lake, California, was designed to test the use of a “robotic geologist” for future unmanned Mars missions. The University of Hawaii’s Airborne Hyperspectral Imager was included in the experiment to provide geologic context information. The AHI sensor was flown over a 3 by 3 km area, imaging in the long-wave infrared. The hyperspectral data was then processed with the N-FINDR algorithm to produce estimates of constituent material spectra and mineral abundance maps. The derived mineral spectra were identified by comparison to library spectra and found generally consistent with the geology of the area.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4132, Imaging Spectrometry VI, (15 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.406600
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Michael E. Winter, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Paul G. Lucey, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Keith A. Horton, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Edwin M. Winter, Technical Research Associates, Inc. (United States)
Jeffrey Moersch, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4132:
Imaging Spectrometry VI
Michael R. Descour; Sylvia S. Shen, Editor(s)

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