Cassini Data Analysis Program 2020 (C.10)
Last updated: 2/25/2020, based on the 2/24/2020 Amendment 2 to ROSES 2020.
Step-1 Proposal due date: 05/07/2020
Step-2 Proposal due date: 07/09/2020
Data Availability date: 06/09/2020
The Cassini Data Analysis Program (CDAP) is described in Appendix C.10 of the ROSES 2020 NRA.
See the NSPIRES website.
Proposers are expected to carefully read the solicitation and
should E-mail the program point of contact with any questions sufficiently
ahead of the Step-1 proposal deadline.
Spacecraft mission data to be used in proposed work must be available in the Planetary Data
System (PDS) or an equivalent, publicly accessible archive, at least 30 days prior to the full
proposal submission deadline.
In order to determine which volumes at the Ring-Moon Systems Node meet the CDAP basic
eligibility requirements for publicly available timing (based on
the Step 2 Proposal due date), see the Data Status tab.
Finding Cassini Information and Data within the PDS
At the Ring-Moon Systems Node.
- Search for data
Searches of Cassini ISS, UVIS and VIMS data are fully supported in OPUS. CIRS searches are
partially supported by OPUS.
For Cassini ISS, UVIS, and VIMS, the OPUS search parameters are based on
enhanced geometric metadata generated at the Ring-Moon Systems Node, and include constraints
relating to the surfaces of the planet and satellites as well as to the rings.
Our Cassini information pages provide:
- tabular links to the data organized by observation date for each instrument,
- links to Ring-Moon Systems Node generated preview images (ISS, UVIS and VIMS) and footprint diagrams (CIRS),
- links to tables of enhanced geometric metadata,
- links to volumes of calibrated ISS images,
- overviews of the CIRS, ISS, UVIS, and VIMS instruments and their associated documentation.
- Browse our Data Directories
- Downloading entire volumes: select the volume in the data directory, and then click on "Archives for: [ volumes ]" near the top of the page to reach the associated tar.gz file for that volume.
Additional links within PDS
- For more information about proposing with respect to PDS archiving, see the PDS Engineering Node's Information for Proposers page.
- From that page, follow the link to the Proposers to Individual R&A Programs page which contains links to several additional
resources including one to the Proposer's Archiving Guide, written specifically to support DAP proposers, and links to ROSES
support pages at the individual nodes.
- The PDS NAIF Node and observation geometry.
- SPICE data and software may be obtained from the
NAIF web site. SPICE
data files contain spacecraft and solar system geometry data
necessary to interpret scientific observations from space-based
instruments. The SPICE system also includes a large suite of
software, mostly in the form of subroutines, that users
incorporate in their own application programs to read SPICE
files and to compute derived observation geometry, such as
altitude, latitude/longitude, and lighting angles.