The MVACS Surface Stereo Imager on Mars Polar Lander

@article{Smith2001TheMS,
  title={The MVACS Surface Stereo Imager on Mars Polar Lander},
  author={Peter H. Smith and Robert O. Reynolds and J. D. Weinberg and T. Friedman and Mark T. Lemmon and Roger Tanner and R. J. Reid and Roberto Marcialis and Brent J. Bos and C. Oquest and H. Uwe Keller and Wojciech J. Markiewicz and Rainer Kramm and Fritz Gliem and P. Rueffer},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  year={2001},
  volume={106},
  pages={17589-17607}
}
The Surface Stereo Imager (SSI), a stereoscopic, multispectral camera on the Mars Polar Lander, is described in terms of its capabilities for studying the Martian polar environment. The camera's two eyes, separated by 15.0 cm, provide the camera with range-finding ability. Each eye illuminates half of a single CCD detector with a field of view of 13.8° high by 14.3° wide and has 12 selectable filters between 440 and 1000 nm. The ƒ/18 optics have a large depth of field, and no focusing mechanism… 
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