ExoMars PanCam Visualizations

Aber Uni have published an article about some of the work I’ve been involved with for the ESA/Roscosmos ExoMars Rover! Alongside my day-job, I’ve been using my powers of computer graphics to run simulations of the UCL/MSSL-led PanCam instrument, to check how it can see important parts of the rover. This has mostly been the calibration items being designed/manufactured by my colleagues at Aber, but also the sample drawer and how the position of the drill affects the visibility of various things.

Read the article here: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/news/archive/2017/11/title-208386-en.html

I’ve also used my general computery and Welsh-languagey skills to put together a website to showcase all of the amazing ExoMars-based work being done by people in Aber Physics and Comp Sci. Check it out in English (http://exomars.wales) or Welsh (http://exomars.cymru), and in particular check out my set of images on there!:

http://exomars.wales/projects/hardware/visualizations/

A portrait view of the Panoramic Camera (PanCam) – the ‘science eyes’ of the ExoMars Rover, led by Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL. PanCam features three cameras, each for distinct purposes: at each end, the Left and Right Wide-Angle Camera (WACs) get a stereo view of Mars, while the camera offset from the centre is the High Resolution Camera (HRC).

Computing Women in IT Excellence Awards

The BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium was shortlisted for Diversity Project of the Year at the Computing Women in IT Excellence Awards! Hannah and I travelled down to London to attend the awards and represent BCSWomen and Aberystwyth University. We didn’t win, but had a great time anyway! There are some nice photos of the evening on Computing’s Facebook page.