October 5-9, 2014


P3.3 An Overview of PDS4 Archival File Formats

Anne Raugh (University of Maryland)

John S. Hughes, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The Planetary Data System (PDS) is nearing the completion of the fourth (PDS4) version of its archival data standards. This version is a complete, ground-up redesign based on over two decades of institutional experience archiving observations from spacecraft, landers, and ground-based observatories and labs. We present an overview of the PDS4 archival formats, their derivation, and the rationale behind the format constraints and requirements.

Mode of presentation: poster

Applicable ADASS XXIV theme category: File formats for astronomical data