ESA ExoMars Mission and PanCam for Mars Exploration Seminar Series, Ohio, USA

In 2018, the European Space Agency will launch the ExoMars rover in a search for evidence of past or present life on Mars and to demonstrate key technologies in preparation for a future Mars Sample Return mission. The following presentations outline work to date in improved processing and representation of Mars and planetary data as part of the PRoVisG goal to maximize scientific return from robotic probes designed to explore Mars and other planets.

PRoVisG (Planetary Robotics Vision Ground Processing) Project,
European Commission, and
Mapping & GIS Laboratory
Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Geodetic Science, OS

Monday December 5, 2011
1:30 – 5:00 pmLocation:
E100 Scott Laboratory
201 West 19th Avenue, Columbus


Chair: Prof. Ron Li, Mapping and GIS Lab, GEEGS, OSU


 1:30 –

2:00 pm

Statistical Methods for Structure from Motion

Mr. Pierre Moulon, Pascal Monasse, Imagine Team, France

 2:00 –

2:15 pm

PRoViP – Overview and Functionality

Mr. Gerhard Paar, Joanneum Research, Austria

 2:15 –

3:00 pm

PRoViP – Demonstration

Mr. Gerhard Paar, Joanneum Research, Austria

 3:00 –

3:30 pm

CTU Structure from Motion & Multi View Stereo Pipeline

Dr. Tomas Pajdla, Czech Technical University of Prague, Czech Republic with contributions from C. Albl, M. Havlena, J. Heller, M. Jancosek, Z. Kukelova, J. Knopp, and A. Torii

 3:30 –

3:45 pm

PRoGIS – Overview

Dr. Jeremy Morley, University of Nottingham, UK

 3:45 –

4:30 pm

PRoGIS – Demonstration

Dr. Jeremy Morley, University of Nottingham, UK

 4:30 –

5:00 pm

 Data Processing Workflow to Produce a High Resolution local DTM from Multiple MER Stereo Pairs

Dr. Dongjoe Shin, University College Londonn, MSSL, UK