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Rover Orientation Data, Where can one find detailed rover orientation data?
CosmicRocker
post May 28 2011, 04:20 AM
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I am trying to quantify Spirit's final resting orientation, but I would generally like to learn how to determine the orientation of either rover for any particular sol. I'm sure this data is in the MMB files somewhere, but I haven't been able to identify it. Likewise, I am sure it is somewhere in the Analyst's Notebook database and/or the Pancam data tracking database, but again, I can't find it.

Spirit's final orientation is the main thing I am looking for, but any orientation assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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CosmicRocker
post May 31 2011, 05:05 AM
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Aside from simply wanting to know what Spirit's final orientation is, I started working on this project because I wanted to be able to insert a rover model into the virtual 3D space of Google Mars. Ultimately, I wanted to be able to generate Google Mars anaglyphs similar to the ones I posted for Opportunity's route to Endeavour almost a year ago. Because Google has a high resolution DEM of Spirit's Inner Valley location, I thought it would be interesting to try some close up views of the terrain with a model of Spirit in context. Ultimately, I would like to create an image in tribute to Spirit's historic mission. But, I need to work the bugs out of the process, first. wink.gif

To give you an idea of what I am talking about, here are a couple of preliminary images. The model in these images is using the orientation angles that James posted above, so you can see how they look next to Home Plate.

First, here is a screenshot of a scene from Google Mars.
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This is synthesized anaglyph view of Spirit's final location.
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- CosmicRocker   Rover Orientation Data   May 28 2011, 04:20 AM
- - djellison   The PDS label label for just about every image, I ...   May 28 2011, 04:27 AM
- - CosmicRocker   Thanks, Doug. I wasn't aware of the label dat...   May 28 2011, 04:59 PM
|- - AndyG   QUOTE (CosmicRocker @ May 28 2011, 05:59 ...   May 30 2011, 10:35 AM
- - CosmicRocker   I'm just following up on my own question. I f...   May 29 2011, 06:28 AM
- - nprev   Tom, I don't know if I'd discard the attit...   May 29 2011, 07:35 AM
- - CosmicRocker   Thanks for the support, Nick. I haven't given...   May 30 2011, 05:43 AM
- - nprev   Tom, my experience with inertial nav systems is al...   May 30 2011, 01:06 PM
- - jamescanvin   Tom, I played around with rover quaternions years ...   May 30 2011, 01:13 PM
- - nprev   James, all I can think is that the heading figure ...   May 30 2011, 04:38 PM
- - djellison   I could believe a heading of 310 deg. They do fin...   May 30 2011, 04:41 PM
- - Tesheiner   IIRC the rover's attitude is recalculated when...   May 30 2011, 05:26 PM
- - nprev   Eduardo, do you mean for heading? I don't thin...   May 30 2011, 05:40 PM
- - CosmicRocker   This is turning into quite an interesting topic. ...   May 30 2011, 07:45 PM
- - CosmicRocker   Aside from simply wanting to know what Spirit...   May 31 2011, 05:05 AM
- - CosmicRocker   QUOTE (djellison @ May 30 2011, 10:41 AM)...   Jun 2 2011, 05:53 AM
|- - AndyG   Looking at these angles makes me wonder what the r...   Jun 2 2011, 11:02 AM
- - CosmicRocker   Of course, most of those digits are meaningless. ...   Jun 2 2011, 05:43 PM
- - Deimos   A few thoughts on the IMU/QFA issue ... - The IMU...   Jun 2 2011, 08:18 PM
- - CosmicRocker   Mark: Thanks for taking the time to post those in...   Jun 3 2011, 05:10 PM
- - nprev   Yes, thank you, Deimos, for taking the time for th...   Jun 4 2011, 12:07 AM
- - CosmicRocker   Now that we have Spirit's final orientation de...   Jun 4 2011, 09:05 PM


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