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Reg Willson
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Book Chapters, Magazine Articles:
  1. L. Matthies, M. Maimone, Y. Cheng, A. Johnson and R. Willson, "Computer vision in the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission," Computational Vision in Neural and Machine Systems, L. Harris and M. Jenkin, editors, 2007, 71-84.
  2. M. Maimone, A. Johnson, Y. Cheng, R. Willson, L. Matthies, "Autonomous Navigation Results from the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Mission," Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics, Volume 21, 2006, pp. 3-13.
  3. R. Willson and S. Shafer, "Modeling and Calibration of Variable-Parameter Camera Systems," Calibration and Orientation of Cameras in Computer Vision, A. Gruen and T.S. Huang Editors, Springer Series in Information Sciences, Vol. 34, July 2001, pp.137-161.
  4. Y. Cheng, J. Goguen, A. Johnson, C. Leger, L. Matthies, M. San Martin and R. Willson, "The Mars Exploration Rovers Descent Image Motion Estimation System," IEEE Intelligent Systems, Vol. 19, No. 3, May/June 2004, pp.13-21.

Journal Papers and Book Chapters:
  1. K.S. Edgett, et al, "Curiosity’s Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) Investigation," Springer Space Science Reviews, July, 2012.
  2. A. Johnson, R. Willson, Y. Cheng, J. Goguen, C. Leger, M. San Martin and L. Matthies, "Design Through Operation of an Image-Based Velocity Estimation System for Mars Landing," International Journal of Computer Vision, Volume 74, Number 3, September 2007, 319-341.
  3. L. Matthies, M. Maimone, A. Johnson, Y. Cheng, R. Willson, C. Villalpando, S. Goldberg, A. Huertas, A. Stein and A. Angelova, "Computer Vision on Mars," International Journal of Computer Vision, Springer Netherlands, doi: 10.1007/s11263-007-0046-z, March 2007.
  4. C.C. Liebe, L. Scherr, R. Willson, "Sun-induced veiling glare in dusty camera optics," Optical Engineering, Vol. 43 No. 2, February 2004, 493-499.
  5. J. Maki, J. Bell, K. Herkenhoff, S. Squyres, A. Kiely, M. Klimesh, M. Schwochert, T. Litwin, R. Willson, A. Johnson, M. Maimone, E. Baumgartner, A. Collins, M. Wadsworth, S. Elliot, A. Dingizian, D. Brown, E. Hagerott, L. Scherr, R. Deen, D. Alexander and J. Lorre, "Mars Exploration Rover Engineering Cameras," Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 108, No. E12, 8071, December 2003.
  6. R. Willson and S. Shafer, "What is the Center of the Image?," Journal of the Optical Society of America A, November 1994, pp.2946-2955.

Refereed Conference Papers:
  1. M.C. Malin, et al, "The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Mast-mounted cameras (Mastcams) Flight Instruments," 41st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Abstract 1123, March 2010.
  2. K.S. Edgett, et al, "The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) flight instrument," 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Abstract 1197, February 2009.
  3. M.C. Malin, et al, "The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Mars Descent Imager (MARDI) flight instrument," 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Abstract 1199, February 2009.
  4. R. Willson, M. Maimone, A. Johnson and L. Scherr, "An Optical Model for Image Artifacts Produced by Dust Particles on Lenses," 8th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (i-SAIRAS), September 2005.
  5. R. Willson, A. Johnson and J. Goguen, "MOC2DIMES: A Camera Simulator for the Mars Exploration Rover Descent Image Motion Estimation System," 8th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (i-SAIRAS), September 2005.
  6. A. Johnson, R. Willson, J. Goguen, J. Alexander and D. Meller, "Field Testing of the Mars Exploration Rovers Descent Image Motion Estimation System," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), April 2005.
  7. M. Maimone, A. Johnson, Y. Cheng, R. Willson and L. Matthies, "Autonomous Navigation Results from the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Mission," 9th International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER), June 2004.
  8. A. Eisenman, C. Liebe, M. Maimone, M. Schwochert and R. Willson, "Mars Exploration Rover Engineering Cameras," Proceedings of the SPIE #4540: Sensors, Systems, and Next Generation Satellites V, September 2001, pp.288-297.
  9. R. Willson, "Modeling and Calibration of Automated Zoom Lenses," Proceedings of the SPIE #2350:Videometrics III, October 1994, pp.170-186.

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