Software available or in development for general release:
The volume, COISS_0011, also contains a collection of calibration data files, calibration software processing files, sample calibrated images and related documentation.
Note: Establishing a local ISS calibration pipeline has proven challenging, users are encouraged to first consider using the calibrated images available from the Ring-Moon Systems Node (see Accessing Data), or the options available from the USGS web site (below).
For links to the complete calibration data set, see ISS Calibration).
ISS calibration pipeline using ISIS3 ( Integrated Software for Imagers and Spectrometers).
The USGS also offers a web service, Map Projection on the Web (POW). POW provides users with calibrated cartographic images that can be used for geologic mapping, analysis in a Geographic Image System (GIS), change detection, merging of dissimilar instrument images, and use in a host of other scientific applications (e.g., ArcMAP, ENVI, Matlab, JMARS, etc.). Output formats currently supported include ISIS, PDS, GeoTiff, GeoJpeg2000, Jpeg, and PNG. POW supports Cassini ISS data.
ISS images are compatible with the Integrated Software for Imagers and Spectrometers (ISIS) software package which is available through the USGS Flagstaff web site.
CAVIAR is an IDL based software package designed for the astrometric measurement of natural satellite positions in images taken using the Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS) of the Cassini spacecraft. For more information, see Cooper, et al., A&A 610, A2 (2018), DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201731713.
OMINAS OMINAS (pronounced like ‘ominous’) is an IDL-based software environment for the reduction and analysis of data taken by any space-based or planet-based system. The linked github repository includes extensive documentation.
CASVU is designed specifically for ISS image data analysis. It operates under IDL and can be run under IDL VM software which is available at no cost. CASVU and its users’ manual will be available soon. We will supply links to the appropriate pages when they become available.
Images archived by the PDS, when accompanied by their respective label files, can be viewed using the PDS tool NASAView.
Piotr Masek has developed the Cassini Orbiter Image Viewer, an easy to use viewer for Cassini ISS images. Although it is not designed for doing science, it does let you look at the images quickly and offers some toggles (no detailed control) to stretch & rotate images.