Optical Design of the Mastcam-Z Lenses

Blake G. Crowther, John R. Rogers, J. Michael Rodgers, Michael A. Ravine, James F. Bell, Jacques Laramee, Justin N. Maki

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


The rover Perseverance includes two Mastcam-Z cameras that use the first zoom lenses to be placed on another planet. We discuss the design of these zoom lenses. We explain their features and imaging capability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Optical Design Conference, IODC 2021
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Electronic)9781943580880
StatePublished - 2021
EventInternational Optical Design Conference, IODC 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2021Jul 1 2021

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceInternational Optical Design Conference, IODC 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online


  • Mars
  • Optical Design
  • Perseverance
  • Zoom Lens

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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