Data Set Information
DATA_SET_NAME MER 2 MARS ROCK ABRASION TOOL EDR OPS VERSION 1.0
DATA_SET_ID MER2-M-RAT-2-EDR-OPS-V1.0
NSSDC_DATA_SET_ID NULL
DATA_SET_TERSE_DESCRIPTION This data set contains Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT) Operations Experiment Data Records (EDRs) acquired by Spirit (MER 2) during the Mars Exploration Rover Mission.
DATA_SET_DESCRIPTION
Data Set Overview
  =================
    This data set contains the primary data that is useful for
    investigating the mechanical properties of the varied rock types
    that the rover encountered. During all phases of RAT operations
    (i.e., calibration, seek-scan, grinding, diagnostic or brush
    station), the RAT application software stores sensor values and
    information about the RAT machine state. RAT data products will be
    comprised of time-ordered data records that include motor positions,
    motor currents, contact switch states, temperature sensor values,
    bus voltage, software/algorithm states, error bit fields, etc. Data
    records will be written to the detailed data product at a nominal
    rate of 2-Hz. Anomaly reports will include data stored at 8-Hz.
 
 
  Processing
  ==========
    This data set uses the Committee On Data Management And
    Computation (CODMAC) data level numbering system.  The MER camera
    Payload EDRs are considered level 2 or Edited Data (equivalent
    to NASA level 0). The data files are generated from level 1 or
    Raw Data which are the telemetry packets within the
    Project-specific Standard Formatted Data Unit (SFDU) record.
 
    RAT EDRs were generated by the MIPL (Multimission Image Processing
    Laboratory) at JPL under the Operation Products Generation Subsystem
    using the telemetry processing software mertelemproc.  The EDRs
    are raw uncalibrated data reconstructed from telemetry data products
    and formatted according to the Camera EDR/RDR Software Interface
    Specification. Meta-data acquired from the telemetry data headers
    and a meta-data database were used to propagate the PDS label.
    There will not be multiple versions of a RAT EDR. If telemetry
    packets are missing during the initial downlink, the missing data
    will be identified and reported for retransmission of the data to
    the ground. The data will be reprocessed after all data is received
    and the original version will be overwritten.
 
 
  Data
  ====
    The structure of the RAT EDR consists of an attached ASCII PDS label
    and a binary data file.  It should be noted that an EDR can be
    generated with only the PDS label.  This will occur when only the
    telemetry header and no binary data is received.
 
    A RAT EDR consists of a table of time-ordered current, encoder,
    and temperature measurements for the three RAT motors during a
    single RAT deployment. A RAT EDR covers a maximum time interval of
    6 hours, and has a maximum sampling rate of 8 Hz. Both the sampling
    rate and time interval are commandable. Each RAT EDR is contained in
    a separate file. The file is binary with fixed-length records of 96
    bytes, and with a PDS label in ASCII text attached to the beginning
    of the file. The maximum file size is 7.8 Mbytes.
 
 
  Software
  ========
    RATViewer is a data analysis tool developed by the RAT Team at
    Honeybee Robotics. RATViewer will be used by the Team to generate
    quick-look data products so that RAT health and performance can be
    assessed in real time. RATViewer facilitates instrument health
    analysis by comparing downlinked RAT initialization data to
    calibration data. Both the calibration data and a collection of
    derived data taken from pre-mission experiments and mission
    operations simulations are included in the PDS archive of RAT
    data products.
 
    PDS-labeled images and tables can be viewed with the program
    NASAView, developed by the PDS and available for a variety of
    computer platforms from the PDS web site
    http://pdsproto.jpl.nasa.gov/Distribution/license.html.
    There is no charge for NASAView.
 
    RATViewer software will be included on RAT archive volumes and will
    be available for downloading from PDS web sites that distribute RAT
    data products.
 
  Media/Format
  ============
    The data set will initally be delivered and kept online. Upon
    Mission completion, the Rock Abrasion Tool EDRs will be delivered to
    PDS on DVD as part of the complete MER EDR data set.
DATA_SET_RELEASE_DATE 2004-08-03T00:00:00.000Z
START_TIME 2004-01-09T07:58:27.694Z
STOP_TIME 3000-01-01T12:00:00.000Z
MISSION_NAME MARS EXPLORATION ROVER
MISSION_START_DATE 2000-05-08T12:00:00.000Z
MISSION_STOP_DATE 3000-01-01T12:00:00.000Z
TARGET_NAME MARS
TARGET_TYPE PLANET
INSTRUMENT_HOST_ID MER2
INSTRUMENT_NAME ROCK ABRASION TOOL
INSTRUMENT_ID RAT
INSTRUMENT_TYPE ABRADER
NODE_NAME Geosciences
ARCHIVE_STATUS ARCHIVED_ACCUMULATING
CONFIDENCE_LEVEL_NOTE
NULL
CITATION_DESCRIPTION Gorevan, Stephen, MER 2 Mars Rock Abrasion Tool EDR Ops V1.0, NASA Planetary Data System, MER2-M-RAT-2-EDR-OPS-V1.0, 2004.
ABSTRACT_TEXT This data set contains the primary data that is useful for investigating the mechanical properties of the varied rock types that the rover encountered. During all phases of RAT operations (i.e., calibration, seek-scan, grinding, diagnostic or brush station), the RAT application software stores sensor values and information about the RAT machine state. RAT data products will be comprised of time-ordered data records that include motor positions, motor currents, contact switch states, temperature sensor values, bus voltage, software/algorithm states, error bit fields, etc. Data records will be written to the detailed data product at a nominal rate of 2-Hz.
PRODUCER_FULL_NAME Kiel Davis
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