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Anna Martin

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Remote sensing specialist
240-592-3515
  • Bachelors of Science, Geology
    2017, Arizona State University

I am a geologist with experience in image processing and analysis of planetary datasets. After college graduation, I worked at the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) Science Operations Center at Arizona State University where I managed a portion of their data product generation pipeline. I have experience with creating high-precision, geodetically controlled and photometricallly corrected mosaics of high-interest lunar features, as well as with image analysis to better understand permanently shadowed regions (PSRs) in the lunar polar regions. At APL, I have created data products for other NASA missions, supported development of the Small Body Mapping Tool (SBMT) with product and version releases, and conducted work in research labs. My lab experience consists of analyzing lunar Apollo samples in the Meteorite Lab, instrument calibration for Dragonfly Geophysics and Meteorology Package (DraGMet) for the Dragonfly mission to Saturn's moon Titan in the ICELand Lab, and phase-ratio image analysis for the Planetary Surface Textures Lab (PSTL). One of things I love most is being able to participate in public outreach events to share my knowledge about the Moon and NASA’s next steps for human exploration of the solar system.

Scholarly Publications

The Small Body Mapping Tool (SBMT) for Accessing, and Visualizing Spacecraft Data in Three Dimensions: 2020 Update

Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 2020
, (2020), The Small Body Mapping Tool (SBMT) for Accessing, and Visualizing Spacecraft Data in Three Dimensions: 2020 Update, Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

Interpreting Reflectance Differences Under Indirect Illumination: Lunar Permanently Shadowed Region Analog Images

Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 2020
, (2020), Interpreting Reflectance Differences Under Indirect Illumination: Lunar Permanently Shadowed Region Analog Images, Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

Examining Surface Properties with Robust Photometric Sequences

Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 2019
, (2019), Examining Surface Properties with Robust Photometric Sequences, Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

LROC NAC Feature Mosaics: An Effective Tool for Lunar Investigations

4th Planetary Data Workshop, 2019
, (2019), LROC NAC Feature Mosaics: An Effective Tool for Lunar Investigations, 4th Planetary Data Workshop

Permanently Shadowed Region Analogs: How to interpret images aquired under direct illumination

American Geophysical Union, 2019
, (2019), Permanently Shadowed Region Analogs: How to interpret images aquired under direct illumination, American Geophysical Union

Controlling LROC NAC Photometric Images

Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 2018
, (2018), Controlling LROC NAC Photometric Images, Lunar and Planetary Science Conference