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High-resolution topomapping of candidate MER landing sites with Mars Orbiter Camera narrow-angle images

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Randolph L. Kirk, Elpitha Howington-Kraus, Bonnie L. Redding, Donna M. Galuszka, Trent M. Hare, Brent A. Archinal, Laurence A. Soderblom, and Janet M. Barrett, 2003, High-resolution topomapping of candidate MER landing sites with Mars Orbiter Camera narrow-angle images: Journal of Geophysical Research E: Planets, v. 108, iss. 12.

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We analyzed narrow‐angle Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC‐NA) images to produce high‐resolution digital elevation models (DEMs) in order to provide topographic and slope information needed to assess the safety of candidate landing sites for the Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) and to assess the accuracy of our results by a variety of tests. The mapping techniques developed also support geoscientific studies and can be used with all present and planned Mars‐orbiting scanner cameras. Photogrammetric analysis of MOC stereopairs yields DEMs with 3‐pixel (typically 10 m) horizontal resolution, vertical precision consistent with ∼0.22 pixel matching errors (typically a few meters), and slope errors of 1–3°. These DEMs are controlled to the Mars Orbiter [...]

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