|Cassini Data Analysis Program: PDS CASSINI DATA RELEASE 54|
|The ROSES 2018 Cassini Data Analysis Program: PDS Cassini Data Release 54 Appendix C.26|
|NOTICE: Amended July 13, 2018. This program element is identical in scope to C.10, Cassini Data Analysis Program, except that it requires the use of data from the Planetary Data Systemís Cassini Data Release 54 (see Section 2.1). Due to inconsistencies in the posted and communicated scheduled release date(s) for these data that were not recognized until after the C.10 Step-1 due date, NASA must exclude the use of Cassini Data Release 54 from C.10 and is soliciting proposals that require the use of data from Release 54 in this program element instead. For clarity, language that distinguishes this program element from C.10 is in bold.|
|This program element continues to use a two-step proposal submission process described in Section 2 of C.1, Planetary Science Division Research Program Overview.|
|Proposals to this program element are subject to a relevance requirement in addition to and that supersedes those detailed in the ROSES Summary of Solicitation, see Section 2.2 of this program element. Proposals that do not fulfill these requirements may be returned without review.|
|Proposals submitted to this Program Element must include a Data Management Plan (see Appendix C.1, Section 3.6). This must be placed in a special section, no longer than two pages in length, immediately following the References and Citations section for the Scientific/Technical/Management portion of the proposal. The Individual Proposer's Archive Guide (IPAG) is available on the PPI website.|
|The objective of the Cassini Data Analysis program(CDAP) is to enhance the scientific return of the Cassini mission by broadening the scientific participation in the analysis and interpretation of the data returned by the mission. Other mission and nonmission data sets may be used to supplement these data in a supporting role, but all proposals must require the use of data from the Cassini mission.|
|Proposals that do not use and do not require the use of Cassini mission data from the PDS Cassini Data Release 54 are not responsive to this solicitation. Proposers are referred the relevant PDS Node to determine whether their proposal is affected by this exclusion. Any proposal submitted to this program element that does not use and does not require the use of data from Release 54 is non-compliant and may be returned without review.|
|Step 1 Proposal Due Date||Data Included in PDS by||Step 2 Proposal Due Date|
|Mission data are available from the Planetary Data System (PDS).|
|Cassini Data Available at PPI|
|CAPS||Cassini Plasma Spectrometer|
|INMS||Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer|
|MIMI||Magnetospheric Imaging Instrument|
|RPWS||Radio and Plasma Wave Science|
|Other Data Within PDS|
|The following Discipline Nodes also have Cassini information pages:|
Cartography and Imaging Sciences Node
Ring-Moon Systems Node
Small Bodies Node
|Ancillary data (SPICE files) for Cassini can be obtained from the NAIF Node|
This Program solicits research proposals to conduct scientific investigations utilizing data obtained by the Cassini mission. For the purposes of this solicitation, "data" is understood to include both uncalibrated and calibrated data, as well as higher-order data products produced from the mission data. Science investigations may include the use of data from any spacecraft not supported by a separate Planetary Science Division Data Analysis Program and may contain outer solar system comparative planetology studies that require the use of Cassini data for at least one of the bodies of focus.
All proposals to CDAP must identify and address a clear objective with science research that would be a significant, not incremental, advance in the state of knowledge of the research topic.
Proposals to this Program Element must follow the rules for use of mission data given in Appendix C.1 The Planetary Science Division Research Program Overview, Section 3.4, which states: 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.