The ESA-Russia Rosalind Franklin (ExoMars 2022) rover, with its unique 2m drill, will address key questions in the search for life on Mars. PanCam will establish the surface context, with other instruments, providing geology, atmospheric science and 3D vision. PanCam uses a pair of Wide Angle Cameras (WACs), each with an 11 position filter wheel, and a High Resolution Camera (HRC). The cameras and electronics are in an optical bench that provides the interface to the rover and planetary protection. PanCam includes a calibration target mounted on the rover deck for radiometric calibration, fiducial markers for geometric calibration and a rover inspection mirror.
A. J. Coates, M. Carter, C. E. Leff, A. D. Griffiths, N. Schmitz, R. Jaumann, J.-L. Josset, G. Paar, M. Gunn, B. Whiteside, T. Hunt, B. Yu, and T. Theodorou, "Looking for life on Mars with the Rosalind Franklin rover: the PanCam instrument," Proc. SPIE 11576, Hyperspectral Imaging and Applications, 1157602 (Presented at SPIE Photonex and Vacuum Expo: October 09, 2020; Published: 4 October 2020); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2584841.
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