Planetary Data System
Engineering Node

PDS3 Standards: Individual Issue


Priority: medium

Problem Summary: INSTRUMENT_MODE_ID has a standard value type (STANDARD_VALUE_TYPE) of DYNAMIC which requires PDS approval for changes.

The definition of INSTRUMENT_MODE_ID is: The instrument_mode_id element provides an?instrument-dependent designation of operating mode. This may be simply a number, letter or code, or a word such as 'normal', 'full resolution', 'near encounte', or 'fixed grating'.

Currently in the data dictionary are many values such as: IM1 and XXXXXH. There would appear to be very little merit in requiring formal approval for these types of values and with each mission and instrument a batch of new ones must be added because there is very little reusability of the ones already approved.

This SCR proposes changing the standard value type of this keyword to SUGGESTED.

Working group: B. Sword (lead) E. Rye, S. Slavney

Originator: Betty Sword

Standards Change Request:

Version Date Author(s) Format Note
1 2009-01-13 B. Sword PDF


Supplementary Material:



Node Representative Version 1
ATM Lyle Huber yes
EN Elizabeth Rye yes
GEO Susan Slavney yes
IMG no vote
NAIF Boris Semenov yes
PPI Todd King yes
RINGS Mitch Gordon yes
RS no vote
SBN no vote
Node Representative Version 1
ATM Lyle Huber MC vote unwarranted
EN Elizabeth Rye MC vote unwarranted
GEO Susan Slavney MC vote unwarranted
IMG no vote
NAIF Boris Semenov MC vote unwarranted
PPI Todd King MC vote unwarranted
RINGS Mitch Gordon MC vote unwarranted
RS no vote
SBN no vote