MORE | Fall 2022

Mars Data Exploration

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The purpose of this research project is to build a data pipeline to process the high-resolution images produced by various cameras (Mastcam-Z, Navcam, Hazcam, etc.) on the Perseverance rover. The format of the image data provided by NASA’s Planetary Data System is not directly usable and is therefore processed in order to be functional and viewable. Also, the image metadata will be studied and utilized to generate accurate 3D meshes from the 2D images produced from the pipeline. These meshes can then be used to create interactive and immersive Martian experiences in extended reality applications.

Student researcher

Radhika Ganapathy

Computer science

Hometown: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Graduation date: Fall 2022