2006 Technical Session

Planetary Data System Technical Session 

Engineering Node, Pasadena, CA

October 24-25, 2006

If you have questions that are not answered here, contact Emily Law (818)354-6208, emily.s.law@jpl.nasa.gov.

Time and Place

The PDS Technical Session will be held: 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Wednesday October 24 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Thursday October 25

All sessions will be held in the Building 171 Room 246 at JPL 4800 Oak Grove Drive Pasadena, CA 91109-8099


Purpose: In the August 2006 Face-to-Face meeting at Flagstaff, Arizona, the PDS Management Council directed the Engineering Node to host a meeting focused on tools and data integrity.The meeting will focus on new requirements and capabilities for the validation tool, initial requirements and capabilities for the label design tool, and generation of a set of requirements for data integrity across PDS as a system. Tuesday October 24 Morning Session: Telecon Number: (818)354-3434 Meeting ID: 1001

Check-in Visitor Control8:30 AM
Introductions, logistics, agenda review9:00 AM – 9:15 AM
VTool – Phase I status, standards issues, etc for planning Phase II9:15 AM – 10:00 AM
BREAK10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
VTool – Phase II use case/capabilities discussion10:15 AM – 11:30 AM
LUNCH11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Tuesday October 24 Afternoon Session: Telecon Number: (818)354-3434 Meeting ID: 1002

VTool – Phase II requirement identification and discussion1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
VTool – Phase II summary actions, decisions, timeline and release scoping2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
BREAK3:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Label design tool – Use case/capabilities discussion3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Group Dinner6:45 PM

Wednesday October 25 Morning Session: Telecon Number: (818)354-3434 Meeting ID: 1001

Check-in Visitor Control8:15 AM
Agenda review8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Label design tool – continue use case/capabilities discussion8:45 AM – 9:30 AM
Label design tool – requirements identification and discussion9:30 AM – 10:30 PM
BREAK10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Label design tool – Summary actions, decisions, timeline and release scoping10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
LUNCH12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Wednesday October 25 Afternoon Session: Telecon Number: (818)354-3434 Meeting ID: 1002

Data Integrity WG Report – Use cases, requirements, and PDS needs1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
BREAK3:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Data Integrity – Implementation planning – Policy recommendation and standards/implementation plan3:45 PM – 4:30 PM 
Data Integrity – Summary actions, decisions, timeline4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Adjourn 5:00 PM


From JPL: 4-3434 Outside: 818-354-3434 Meeting ID: 1001 Tuesday/Wednesday Morning Session 1002 Tuesday/Wednesday Afternoon 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




Sheraton Pasadena Hotel 303 East Cordova Street Pasadena, California 91101 Tel: (626) 449-4000 Reservation Method: Call (626) 449-4000 or 1-800-457-7940 and asking for Reservations Department with the group rate for the JPL PDS Technical SessionStandard Rooms and Parking: Singles/Doubles: $110.00 Parking is $7.00 for overnight guest and for day guest. Cut-Off Date: The cut off date of reservations is on 10/2/2006 at 5pm. Reservations after the cut-off date will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis only. Guaranteed Reservation: Please note all reservation requests must be accompanied by a first night room deposit, or be guaranteed with a major credit. Any cancellations within 24 hours from the date of arrival will be billed for one night room and tax. Check In/Check Out Time: The check-in time is 3:00pm and the check out is 12:00pm.

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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 Tuesday Oct 24 at 6:45 p.m. at the “Tokyo Wako” Teppan Steak and Sushi Bar located at 330 E. Colorado Blvd., Ste. 239, Pasadena, CA 91101 (626)440-0670


Please check the weather of Pasadena.

Internet Access

You may bring a laptop to the meeting if the computer meets minimum requirements and if it has complied with prescribed steps. Please see JPL Guest Internet Access.

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 (https://www.jpl.nasa.gov) and the MeetingPlace web site (http://meetingplace.jpl.nasa.gov). 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.