In the future, Mars 2020 engineers and geologists will use a planning tool notionally named 'Strategy' to organize and plan science activities on Mars.
Paper Prototype of Science Targeting Tool, ASTTRO
The Advanced Science Targeting Toolkit for Robotic Operations (ASTTRO) is the future tool that scientists will use to identify interesting objects in the Martian environment. This tool will eventually utilize augmented reality via the Microsoft HoloLens technologies.
Images of the Outcrop on Mars
The images sent from the fake spacecraft in the JPL Mars Yard were printed and made available to the participants of the simulation to mark up and annotate interesting features.
Paper Prototype / whiteboard prototypes
The temporarily named planning tool, Strategy, took up a full board. This board captured the science activities, order of deployment, and strategic goals of the three day campaign.
5-Hour Operations Process
This calendar of the 5 hour day was on display to help participants of the simulation keep track of where they were in the process of a Mars 2020 tactical shift.
Rover Planner Mobility Paper Prototype
The paper prototype for Rover Planners required the Rover Planner to physically draw the intended path of the rover.
ASTTRO Augmented Reality Experience
The team leveraged the HoloLens technology in the lite weight prototype of the ASTTRO suite. Here, participants were able to see the outcrop in the JPL Mars Yard and place targets around features that were the most interesting.