The SDU NAVCAM Early Cruise Image Data Archive


   This document provides an overview of this volume of the Stardust
   NAVCAM Early Cruise Image Archive, including a complete listing of the
   volume contents.

   This volume contains the early cruise flight data for the Navigation Camera
   for the Stardust mission.  This data was collected from the day of
   launch, February 7, 1999 up to and including October 29, 2001.  See
   the file MISSION.CAT in the CATALOG directory for a description of
   the Stardust mission.

Volume Format

   This volume has been formatted according to the ISO-9660 level 2
   Interchange Standard.

   This volume does not contain any Extended Attribute Records (XAR).
   Thus, some VAX/VMS users may have problems accessing files on this

File Formats

   All text documents and other meta information files such as
   descriptions, PDS object definitions and detached PDS labels are
   stream format files, with a carriage return (ASCII 13) and a line
   feed character (ASCII 10) at the end of the record.  This allows
   the files to be read by MS-DOS/Windows, Unix, and VMS operating

Volume Contents

   Files on this volume are organized into a set of subdirectories
   below the top-level directory. The following table shows the
   structure and content of these directories. In the table, directory
   names are enclosed in square brackets ([]). See the *INFO.TXT files
   in each directory for specific information on the files in the

   |-- AAREADME.TXT        The text version of the AAREADME file.
   |-- AAREADME.HTM        The HTML version of the AAREADME file.
   |-- AAREADME.LBL        PDS label for AAREADME files.
   |-- ERRATA.TXT          The file describing the anomolies with the volume.
   |-- VOLDESC.CAT         Description of the contents of this volume.
   |--[CATALOG]            Directory containing PDS catalog objects.
   |  |
   |  |-- CATINFO.TXT      Description of files in the CATALOG directory.
   |  |-- DATASET.CAT      Description of navcam preflight calib data set.
   |  |-- NAVCAM.CAT       Description of the navcam instrument.
   |  |-- SDU.CAT          Description of the spacecraft.
   |  |-- STARDUST.CAT     Description of the mission.
   |  +-- PERSONNEL.CAT    Description of personnel created this volume.
   |--[DATA]               Directory containing navcam flight data.
   |--[DOCUMENT]           Directory containing volume related documents.
   |  |
   |  |-- DOCINFO.TXT      Description of files in the DOCUMENT directory.
   |  |-- LBLINFO.TXT      Description of PDS label location on this volume.
   |  |-- ONLABELS.TXT     Description of PDS labels for SPICE kernels.
   |  |--[CALRPT]          Directory containing the calibration report.
   |  |  |
   |  |  +--CALIBRPT.PDF   The Stardust Navcam Calibration Report.
   |  |
   |  |--[IMAGES]          Directory containing supporting HTML images.
   |  +--[SCDESC]          Directory for the spacecraft description document.
   |     |
   |     |-- AEROGEL.HTM   Description of the aerogel sample collecting material.
   |     |-- CAMERA.HTM    Description of the Navigation Camera.
   |     |-- CAMPHOTO.HTM  Photos of the Navigation Camera Engineering Unit.
   |     |-- CAPSULE.HTM   Description of the sample return capsule.
   |     |-- CIDA.HTM      Description of the CIDA instrument.
   |     |-- SCDESC.HTM    Description of the STARDUST spacecraft.
   |     |-- SD-INST.HTM   Description of the STARDUST instrument payload.
   |     +-- WHIPPLE.HTM   Description of the Whipple shield and DFMI instrument.
   |--[INDEX]              Directory containing index files.
   |  |
   |  |-- INDXINFO.TXT     Description of files in the INDEX directory.
   |  |-- INDEX.CSV        Index table of calibration images, use with Excel.
   |  |-- INDEX.TAB        Index table of calibration images on this volume.
   |  +-- INDEX.LBL        PDS label for INDEX.TAB file.
      |-- SOFTINFO.TXT     Description of the software on the volume.
      |-- [MACPPC]         Directory containing software for the Mac (ppc).
      |-- [PCWIN32]        Directory containing software for the PC (Win32).
      +-- [SUNSOLAR]       Directory containing software for Sun or Solaris.

Whom to Contact for Information

   Stardust Data Management & Archive
   Stardust Project Office
   MAIL STOP 301-429
   Jet Propulsion Laboratory
   California Institute of Technology
   4800 Oak Grove Drive
   Pasadena, CA, 91109-8099
   (818) 354-1296
   WWW Site:

   Data Producer:
   Applied Coherent Technology Corporation
   112 Elden St, Suite K
   Herndon, VA 20170
   (703) 742-0294
   WWW Site:
   Electronic mail address:

Cognizant Persons

   This volume was designed and produced by Christopher Hash and Howard Taylor,
   Stardust Data Management & Archive,  Applied Coherent Technology
   Corporation for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.