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Aerial vehicle surveys of other planetary atmospheres and surfaces: imaging, remote-sensing, and autonomy technology requirements
Author(s): Larry A. Young; Gregory Pisanich; Corey Ippolito; Richard Alena
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Paper Abstract

The objective of this paper is to review the anticipated imaging and remote-sensing technology requirements for aerial vehicle survey missions to other planetary bodies in our Solar system that can support in-atmosphere flight. In the not too distant future such planetary aerial vehicle (a.k.a. aerial explorers) exploration missions will become feasible. Imaging and remote-sensing observations will be a key objective for these missions. Accordingly, it is imperative that optimal solutions in terms of imaging acquisition and real-time autonomous analysis of image data sets be developed for such vehicles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 2005
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 5671, Real-Time Imaging IX, (25 February 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.595353
Show Author Affiliations
Larry A. Young, Army/NASA Rotorcraft Division (United States)
Gregory Pisanich, QSS Group, Inc. (United States)
Corey Ippolito, QSS Group, Inc. (United States)
Richard Alena, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5671:
Real-Time Imaging IX
Nasser Kehtarnavaz; Phillip A. Laplante, Editor(s)

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