Planetary Data System
Engineering Node

2009 Tech Session

Planetary Data System Technical Session Meeting Planetary Data System Technical Session Engineering Node, Pasadena, CA June 9-11 2009

If you have questions that are not answered here, contact Emily Law (818)354-6208,

Time and Place

The PDS Technical Session will be held: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Tuesday June 9 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Wednesday June 10 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Thursday June 11 June 9 : PDS Lab (169-431B) for Data Design Working Group and Conference room (171-287) for System Design Working Group June 10 and 11: All sessions will be held in Conference Room (171-290) JPL 4800 Oak Grove Drive Pasadena, CA 91109-8099


PDS Technical Session June 9-11, 2009

Tuesday June 9:

Day 1 - Working Group Meetings Time
Data Design Team 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
System Design Team 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday June 10: Telecon Number: (818)354-3434 Meeting ID: 1001

Day 2 - Technical Session Time
Welcome 9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
PDS 2010 Project Update 9:05 AM - 9:45 AM
Tech Session Purpose/Goals/MC Charges
Major Technical Design Plans
Overview of Data Design and Discussion 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
PDS4 Data Model Overview
Design Goals
Design Trade-Offs
MORNING BREAK 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Overview of System Design and Discussion 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Design Principles and Goals
Service-Based Design
Ingestion and Distribution Scenarios
LUNCH 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
System Design Discussion 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Design Concepts
Technology Architecture
Service and Tool Details
Design Plans
Detailed PDS4 Data Model Discussion 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Introduction - Steve H.
PDS4 Image-Grayscale Example - Elizabeth R.
PDS4 Table Character Example - Lyle H.
PDS4 Table Grouped Example - Ed G.
PDS4 Software Example - Ron J.
Data Transformations - Anne R.

Wednesday June 10 Social Event/Dinner:

TBD 6:30 PM

Thursday June 11: Telecon Number: (818)354-3434 Meeting ID: 1002

Day 3 - Technical Session Time
Special Topics 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Calibration Data (Imaging, P. Garcia)
PDS4 Data Dictionary Discussion and Planning - Steve H. 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Current Challenges
Namespace (PDS-wide, local, international)
MORNING BREAK 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
PDS4 Grammar Discussion - Paul R. 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
XML/ODL Trade-Offs
Software prototypes and support
PDS4 Standards Reference Plans - Elizabeth R. 11:15 AM -11:45 AM
LUNCH 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
PDS4 Data Transformation Options and Discussion - Mitch G. 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
System Transition, Migration, and Impact Discussion 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Wrap up 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Action Items Review
MC Report Plans


From JPL: 4-3434 Outside: 818-354-3434 Meeting ID: 1001 Wednesday Session 1002 Thursday Session =============================================================== Procedure for telecon participation: -- From JPL telephones, dial 4-3434 -- From local, off-Lab telephones, dial (818) 354-3434 -- From long distance, use the following procedure: 1. Dial (800) 367-5754 2. Upon hearing the tones, press 5-7-5 (the numbers for J-P-L) 3. At the second dial tone, press 4-3434 4. When prompted, dial the corresponding meeting code


Day 2 - June 10


The following support documents are available for the meeting:


  • Tech Session Notes (PDF)
  • Comments Received
  • Comments gathered at the meeting (XLS)
  • Form
  • Comment Form (.doc)
  • Data Design Material
  • Data Design Working Group (DDWG) - Extended Examples (PDF)
  • System Design Prep Material
  • Federated Registries (PDF)
  • Registry Service Summary (PDF)
  • Search Service Summary (PDF)
  • System Design Overview (PDF)
  • Additional material, including full versions of the Search and Registry white papers, can be found on the PDS 2010 Distributed Infrastructure Sub-Project page of the Engineering Node web site.


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    Access to Meeting

    Once you arrive at JPL security gate, the security guard will guide you to the visitor parking area. Cross the street from the visitor parking area, register at JPL Visitor Center. Either Dan or Emily will be there to escort you to the meeting. Dan's cell phone is (818) 653-5363 and Emily's is (818) 667-5535 should anyone has any problems.


    Coffee/tea and refreshments will be available in the meeting room both days. There are also soft drink and snack vending machines in the building and cafeterias where they serve lunch. A group dinner will be held on either Louise Trattoria or Café Bizou, both in old town Pasadena. IL Fornaio Italian Restaurant located at 24 West Union Street, Pasadena, CA 91103 (626)683-9797. -->


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    Internet Access

    You may bring a laptop to the meeting.

    The JPL Guest Internet access uses DHCP so you do not need to know a specific address. Your laptop must be configured to use DHCP. There are no restrictions on the JPL Guest Internet access.

    The wireless Network Name (SSID) is broadcasted: JPLGuestInternet. It will be available in the meeting room. To log on: Open a web browser and go to any JPL external web site. You will be redirected to a Terms of Service page before you can continue. You must read the Terms of Service and click the Agree button.

    Restrictions apply to use of the JPL Guest Internet service include: Users cannot access resources on the JPL Intranet, although they can connect to the JPL public web site ( and the MeetingPlace web site ( In addition, they cannot use the JPL mail (smtp) server for sending e-mail. Therefore, we recommend that visitors launch the corporate VPN client to access e-mail services.