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Planetary Robotics Vision Ground Processing

Objective

PROVISG will build a framework for planetary robotic vision ground processing - develop the technology to better process and visualise existing & future data from planetary missions to maximize value-adedd exploitation of the data for research, technology and education - increase public awareness of such missions and the EC contribution to their scientific evaluation.
We define robotic planetary space missions as unmanned missions performing in situ surface exploration on planetary objects. Most such missions involve mobility provided by a surface (‘rover’) or aerial (balloons etc.) vehicle and require rapid turnaround of imaging data through processing and proper presentation on the ground (i.e., on Earth) to make maximum use of the limited vehicle lifetime. PROVISG incorporates major EU and US research institutions & stakeholders involved in vision & navigation for robotic space missions and their scientific exploitation. We will develop a unified approach for robotic vision ground processing to establish a generic framework therefor.
One main result will be a web-based GIS providing a comprehensive vision data processing chain and visualization of the context, history, vision meta data and -products of robotic planetary missions. For demonstration, a representative part of the US MER imagery will be processed to generate 2D and 3D data products (digital terrain models, mosaics, and a set of scientifically relevant results). Already available rover and aerobot mock-up equipment will be used in field test campaigns to verify and demonstrate the processing going beyond the vision abilities available so far at the MER and currently envisaged ESA missions. A summer school will be attached to the final test.
Representative data sets will be publicly provided, allowing European institutions to test their processing on a competitive basis. The results will be presented at workshops supported by PROVISG, including a quantitative, systematic evaluation.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/space exploration
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/physical geography/cartography/geographic information systems

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Address
Leonhardstrasse 59
8010 Graz
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 780 834
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Paar (Mr.)

Participants (13)

ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 259 569
Address
Visualisation Centre Penglais
SY23 3BF Aberystwyth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Emyr, Huw Reynolds (Mr.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 276 066
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christine Zöllter (Ms.)
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 243 040
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Igor Mraz (Mr.)
SCISYS UK LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 109 703
Address
Methuen Park
SN14 0GB Chippenham,
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Allan Pascoe (Mr.)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 72 144
Address
Gunnels Wood Road
SG1 2AS Stevenage
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Julie Rawlinson (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 236 798
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simone Ludwig (Ms.)
University College London
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 496 880,07
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Greta Borg-Cabett (Ms.)
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
United States
EU contribution
€ 207 250
Address
2036 Neil Avenue - Bolz Hall 228
43210 Columbus
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rongxing (Ron) Li (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 284 760
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Geraldine Thomas (Ms.)
CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 392 002
Address
Rue Jaquet Droz 1
2000 Neuchatel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claus Urban (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES SPATIALES - CNES
France
EU contribution
€ 3 375
Address
Place Maurice Quentin 2
75039 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Bernhard (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 92 574,93
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 10 136
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicolas Dittert (Dr.)