Spectrophotometric calibration of Imager for Mars Pathfinder datasets

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/278613
Title:
Spectrophotometric calibration of Imager for Mars Pathfinder datasets
Author:
Reid, Robert James, 1969-
Issue Date:
1997
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This document describes the Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) calibration targets and outlines a procedure for their use in first-order spectrophotometric image calibration. The Mars Pathfinder mission and landing site are discussed, as are previous observations of Mars. Bidirectional reflectance theory relevant to target design and usage as well as planetary surface measurement will be developed in the context of spectrophotometric image calibration. The design, fabrication, and characterization of the calibration targets is discussed, including an inversion for model parameters using two independent data sets. A procedure detailing first-order spectrophotometric calibration of IMP images is introduced, suitable for rapid scientific analysis necessary during the early landed phase of the mission. The procedure is applied to an image dataset to demonstrate its effectiveness, and possible uses of this procedure on Mars are described. Finally, improvements to the theory, target characterization, and calibration procedure, are discussed in the context of long-term scientific study and the minimization of errors.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Geology.; Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Planetary sciences
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Drake, Michael J.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleSpectrophotometric calibration of Imager for Mars Pathfinder datasetsen_US
dc.creatorReid, Robert James, 1969-en_US
dc.contributor.authorReid, Robert James, 1969-en_US
dc.date.issued1997en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis document describes the Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) calibration targets and outlines a procedure for their use in first-order spectrophotometric image calibration. The Mars Pathfinder mission and landing site are discussed, as are previous observations of Mars. Bidirectional reflectance theory relevant to target design and usage as well as planetary surface measurement will be developed in the context of spectrophotometric image calibration. The design, fabrication, and characterization of the calibration targets is discussed, including an inversion for model parameters using two independent data sets. A procedure detailing first-order spectrophotometric calibration of IMP images is introduced, suitable for rapid scientific analysis necessary during the early landed phase of the mission. The procedure is applied to an image dataset to demonstrate its effectiveness, and possible uses of this procedure on Mars are described. Finally, improvements to the theory, target characterization, and calibration procedure, are discussed in the context of long-term scientific study and the minimization of errors.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectGeology.en_US
dc.subjectPhysics, Astronomy and Astrophysics.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePlanetary sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorDrake, Michael J.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1386616en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b37527393en_US
All Items in UA Campus Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.