ChemCam passive reflectance spectroscopy of surface materials at the Curiosity landing site, Mars

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Abstract

The spectrometers on the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) ChemCam instrument were used in passive mode to record visible/near-infrared (400–840 nm) radiance from the martian surface. Using the onboard ChemCam calibration targets’ housing as a reflectance standard, we developed methods to collect, calibrate, and reduce radiance observations to relative reflectance. Such measurements accurately reproduce the known reflectance spectra of other calibration targets on the rover, and represent the highest spatial resolution (0.65 mrad) and spectral sampling (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-92
Number of pages19
JournalIcarus (New York, N.Y. 1962)
Volume249
Early online date13 Mar 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2015

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