|Cassini Data Analysis Program (CDAP)|
|The ROSES 2017 Cassini Data Analysis Program Appendix C.10|
|The Cassini Participating Scientist Program's final year was ROSES 2015 and it is no longer accepting proposals. With this change, those proposal allowances particular to the Cassini PSP (5-page appendix, request for membership on a Cassini science team, ability to use future mission data) are no longer in this call.|
|The scope of this Program has been clarified and slightly modified in ROSES-2016. Proposers are expected to carefully read the solicitation and should E-mail the program point of contact with any questions sufficiently ahead of the Step-1 proposal deadline. In addition, the NSPIRES page has a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section that contains the answers to common questions about this Program.|
|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.|
|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|
|Voyager Data Available at PPI|
|Voyager 1 Saturn|
|Voyager 2 Saturn|
|Pioneer 11 Data Available at PPI|
|Pioneer 11 Saturn|
|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 or enhancing the utilization of 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.
This Program Element uses a two-step proposal submission process described in Appendix C.1, Section 2.