Thermal Testing of a Mars 2020 Enhanced Engineering Camera
The upcoming Mars 2020 Rover mission is introducing a new generation of engineering cameras (ECAMs) called the enhanced engineering cameras (EECAMs), which have advanced imaging capability over the previous ECAMs used on the Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity Rovers. The Mars 2020 Rover will have nine EECAMs – six upgraded HazCams used for hazard avoidance, two upgraded NavCams used for navigation, and a single CacheCam used to take images of samples obtained by the Rover’s Sampling and Caching Subsystem. The detailed EECAM design was completed in April 2017, and since then the EECAM Subsystem has been in the process of fabrication, integration, and testing. This paper describes two thermal tests that were done for thermal model correlation and validation of the EECAM thermal design during Mars surface operations.