Pansharpening of Mastcam images

C. Kwan, B. Budavari, M. Dao, B. Ayhan, James Bell

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37 Scopus citations


This paper summarizes a new investigation of applying advanced pansharpening algorithms to enhance the images of the left imager in the Mastcam onboard the Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars in 2012. The various instruments on the rover have already made great contributions in the understanding of Mars. The goal of our research is to generate both high spatial and high spectral image cube by using the left and right Mastcam imagers. Eleven algorithms have been investigated using five objective performance metrics. Subjective evaluations have also been conducted. The image enhancement results are encouraging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Cooperation for Global Awareness, IGARSS 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509049516
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017
Event37th Annual IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2017 - Fort Worth, United States
Duration: Jul 23 2017Jul 28 2017


Other37th Annual IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityFort Worth


  • Image enhancement
  • Image registration
  • Mastcam
  • Pansharpening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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