Digital Terrain, Image, and Albedo Mosaics from Apollo Metric Camera Imagery

Ara Nefian, Zachary Moratto, Ross Beyer, Michael Broxton, Taemin Kim, and Terrence W. Fong
Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group , October, 2010, pp. Abstract 3071.


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Abstract
The images captured by the Apollo metric camera (AMC), and recently scanned in digital format, contain rich information that supports the creation of accurate digital terrain, image and albedo maps of the Lunar surface. The goal of this paper is to present the most recent results in mapping the Apollo 15 zone using an open source software package developed at NASA Ames. The terrain, image and albedo maps are generated an unprecedented resolution (10m/pixel and 40m/pixel for DTM) for the complete coverage of the Lunar equatorial zone covered by the Apollo 15 mission. The techniques used by our software will be used to complete the maps of the entire Apollo zone including Apollo 16 and 17 missions as well as the more recent Lunar missions.

Keywords
planetary mapping, apollo, computer vision

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Text Reference
Ara Nefian, Zachary Moratto, Ross Beyer, Michael Broxton, Taemin Kim, and Terrence W. Fong, "Digital Terrain, Image, and Albedo Mosaics from Apollo Metric Camera Imagery," Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group , October, 2010, pp. Abstract 3071.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Fong_2010_6684,
   author = "Ara Nefian and Zachary Moratto and Ross Beyer and Michael Broxton and Taemin Kim and Terrence W Fong",
   title = "Digital Terrain, Image, and Albedo Mosaics from Apollo Metric Camera Imagery",
   booktitle = "Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group ",
   pages = "Abstract 3071",
   month = "October",
   year = "2010",
}