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Where to find Curiosity file name decoding information ?

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posted on Feb, 9 2014 @ 09:23 PM
Does anyone know where the file name decoding information is for Curiosity please?

The MERs have all kinds of information in the name of the files such as rover, site, drive, filter, camera, date of pic etc.

I have looked on the Analysys Notebook site and I am unable to find this information. The closest I found was a message that it would be supplied...

posted on Feb, 9 2014 @ 09:58 PM
reply to post by qmantoo

How about this?

posted on Feb, 9 2014 @ 11:16 PM
That is an online one so I suppose I can work out the code.

As an example I tried, it does not like this one though

Have you tried it yourself?

edit on 9 Feb 2014 by qmantoo because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 9 2014 @ 11:28 PM
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It looks like the filename you used is truncated. I don't know why.

posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 01:19 AM
Ok, that works now. Thanks.
If we can find the reference to the official NASA document about decoding the file names, we can probably sort it out for both URLs.

posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 05:49 AM
This site provides such information for Curiosity images directly:
You can even see its direction and field of view on satellite imagery (click "map it") and the camera angle relative to the horizontal (called "elevation").

For example, for the Mastcam image you linked:
edit on 10-2-2014 by wildespace because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 04:17 PM
Look at page 85 (100 on the PDF) of this.

According to that information, an image with the name "RRB_445258030EDR_F0260516RHAZ00306M_" would mean:

Instrument ID - RR = Rear Hazcam Right
Instrument Configuration - B = B-side configuration
Spacecraft Clock Start Count - 445258030
Product Type identifier - EDR = First order product
Geometry type - _ = 1st compression mode received
Sample type - F = Full frame raster data, full resolution
Site location count - 026
Drive (position-within-Site) location count - 0516
Sequence identifier - RHAZ00306
Venue and Product Producer ID - M = MIPL (OPGS at JPL)
Version identifier - _ = Range 36 and higher

I don't know if that helps.

posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 04:00 AM
reply to post by ArMaP

Yes, thats what I wanted. Thanks.

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