The archive of Cassini Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS)
data is a single, multi-volume set that will span the
entire mission. The archive volumes contain VIMS data
products, instrument documentation, calibration files,
calibration algorithms and documentation necessary to
produce higher level calibrated products.
Update May 2014: VIMS Stellar Occultation Profiles
The PDS Rings node has posted a dataset of Saturn ring radial profiles
derived from VIMS radio occultation data. The data include ring radial profiles
at 1 and 10 km resolution from more than 60 high quality VIMS occultations.
has completed peer review and is now in lien resolution. Although there are
a few liens against the dataset, it is PDS certified and is eligible for
use under some ROSES 2014 programs.
VIMS Calibration - Discussion of, and links to,
available VIMS calibration files and software.
Data Analysis Software
VIMS QUBES are compatible with the Integrated Software for Imagers and
Spectrometers (ISIS) software package which is available through the
USGS Flagstaff web site.
The USGS has developed a
VIMS calibration pipeline.
This pipeline is derived from the software provided by the team, upgraded to be
compatible with ISIS3.
Developing a local calibration pipeline based on the software provided on the VIMS volumes has
proven challenging; consequently, users are strongly encouraged to explore the
suitability of the USGS pipeline first. NOTE: VIMS pipeline scripts provided on the data volumes are compatible with
ISIS2, not ISIS3.
Another data analysis tool, CAVIAR, is in development and
may be made available at some point in the future. It operates under
IDL and can be run under IDL VM software which is available at no
cost. It will be useful for both ISS and VIMS data analysis. We will
supply links to the appropriate pages when they become available.