The following published papers describe the Mars Observer Camera investigation. These papers are copyrighted by the publishing organizations, they should not be republished or distributed for commercial gain; they are made available for personal use only.
Design and Development of the Mars Observer Camera, M. C. Malin, G. E. Danielson, M. A. Ravine and T. A. Soulanille, International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology (Int. J. Imaging Sys. Tech.) 3, 76-91, 1991. Survey article on the design goals and implementation of the MOC.
The Mars Observer Camera, M. C. Malin, G. E. Danielson, A. P. Ingersoll, H. Masursky, J. Veverka, M. A. Ravine and T. A. Soulanille, Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR) 97 (E5), 7699-7718, 1992. Survey article on the science objectives, camera design, and mission operations efforts for the MOC.
Also, see the issue of JGR on the Mars Observer mission -- Journal of Geophysical Research 97 (E5), 7665-7680 (1992).
The Mars Observer Camera Ground Data System, M. Caplinger, 9th AIAA Conference on Computers in Aerospace, October 1993. Overview of the components of the MOC GDS.
Automatic Commanding of the Mars Observer Camera, M. Caplinger, Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Automation for Space (iSAIRAS '94), October 1994. Specifics of the target extraction and conflict resolution algorithms of the GDS.
Mars Observer Camera Ground Data System Overview, M. Caplinger, internal MOC document.
Geodesy and Mapping for the Mars Observer Camera: 1994, M. Caplinger and K. Wheeler, internal MOC document.