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  Information - GI6/PS1.3 Planetary Imaging Systems - Design, Implementation, and Results (co-organized by PS, co-listed in ST)

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Imaging systems on inter-planetary missions are often referred to as "cameras" and are treated as being necessary for PR purposes but little else. These devices, however, immediately place scientific constraints on the object we are viewing. Imaging of comet Halley, for example, showed the existence of a single, solid, large, and very dark object thereby instantly eliminating numerous models of the nucleus structure. Furthermore, the simplified calibration afforded by linear (CCD) detectors has allowed us to perform photometric studies for input into sophisticated models of surface and atmospheric scattering.

On the other hand, to reach this level of fidelity, imaging systems need to be
designed, built, and operated to rigorous scientific requirements and optimized
for signal to noise. The continuous drive to lower mass and cost brings pressure to compromise on performance which requires strong scientific goals to resist.

The session gives the opportunity to review the techniques and results from these instruments and to present new concepts for future planetary missions.

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