Publications and Outreach
Minerva at EPSC 2019 EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019, Sept 15-20, Geneva, Swizzerland
Associating Planetary Instruments’ Data by 3D GIS and Visual Analysis: The MINERVA Framework
Planetary surface missions have emerged into complex robotic sensor frameworks collecting valuable yet heterogeneous data along the Mission timeframe and spatially distributed across the probe’s working range. MINERVA provides a 3D data base, an interactive 3D viewer with GIS functionality and a visual analytics platform that helps find correlations between data coming from different instruments to discover new modes of scientific exploitation. It facilitates the access and collaborative Interpretation of planetary science data, including Instrument products, analyses, and annotations. It allows members of different instrument teams to cooperate in virtual workspaces by sharing observations and analyzing and annotating data in a collaborative fashion. We report on latest MINERVA developments and draw the path to its usage within forthcoming robotic missions including ExoMars.
MINERVA: A 3D GIS and Visual Analysis Framework
Video: Some MINERVA use cases to correlate various instruments’ data using MSL as an example
ESWT, June 5th 19 Torino
Presentation: PRo3D Rendering & 3D Analysis tool for instrument cooperation
MINERVA Presentation by JOANNEUM RESEARCH / G. Paar at the ExoMars
Science Working Team Meeting on June 7, 2019 at ALTEC in Turin
May 28-29th ESA-ESTEC/Noordwijk /The Netherlands
Section: 4c – Robotics Frameworks
Thomas Ortner, Christoph Traxler, Harald Piringer, Laura Fritz, Maria Schimkowitsch, Gerhard Paar, Gerhard Triebnig, Fabian Schindler and Bernhard Nauschnegg
Abstract: Data products from planetary orbiter and rover missions are typically open access, however, it is often cumbersome to retrieve the data and data sources and modalities are different for each instrument. Derived products are even harder to come by, while analyses and annotations mostly are restricted to instrument teams or even individual scientists. MINERVA is a framework currently in development for the access and collaborative interpretation of planetary science data, including instrument products, analyses, and annotations. It shall allow members of different instrument teams to cooperate in virtual workspaces by sharing observations, and analyzing and annotating data in a collaborative fashion. Our framework comprises three components: an interactive 3D Viewer with 3D-GIS functionality, a database that maintains the knowledge about data products and their spatiotemporal context, and a visual analytics platform that shall help finding correlations between the data coming from different instruments to discover new modes of scientific exploitation.
European Planetary Science Congress 2018
Vol. 12, EPSC2018-147 (Abstract)
Mars INteractive Exploration based on Reconstruction and Visual Analysis: The MINERVA Concept
MINERVA is a 3D GIS currently under development by JR, VRVis and EOX for a collaborative, holistic planetary science data infrastructure to allow members of different instrument Teams to cooperate synergistically in virtual workspaces by sharing observation information, analysing and annotating the data. MINERVA is implementing a novel framework of interoperable and collaborative components based on an interactive 3D Viewer with GIS functionality, a database that maintains the knowledge about spatiotemporal data products, and a visual analytics platform that will help find new interconnections between the data coming from different instruments to discover new modes of scientific exploitation. MINERVA will be usable for the ExoMars Rover Mission (to be launched in 2020), which provides a heterogeneous set of scientific data captured by different instruments from the surface of the Red Planet. We will present the MINERVA concept, discuss various use cases and give selected details on representative ExoMars workflows and available & envisaged technical Solutions.