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Mars 2020: RIMFAX (Radar Imager for Mars Subsurface Exploration)

July 22, 2022. Mars 2020 Release 4 includes new RIMFAX data from sols 300 through 419, December 23, 2021, through April 25, 2022. This release also includes revised housekeeping and raw data from sols 0-179. See the Release Notes for details.  

The Mars 2020 RIMFAX instrument is a ground-penetrating radar that searches for subsurface geologic features at centimeter-scale resolution. The radar antenna is located on the lower rear of the rover.

RIMFAX Release Notes

RIMFAX Release Notes contain information about the archive and errata, if any. They are updated with each release.

Collections in the RIMFAX Archive Bundle

Introduction to the RIMFAX Archive Bundle (readme.txt)
RIMFAX Bundle Root Directory
RIMFAX Document collection
RIMFAX Calibrated Data collection
RIMFAX Raw Data collection
RIMFAX Housekeeping Data collection
RIMFAX Browse Radargram collection
Mars 2020 Mission Miscellaneous collection (secondary member)

Documentation

Readme.txt gives a high-level overview of the RIMFAX Bundle.

The RIMFAX Bundle Software Interface Specification (SIS)  describes the contents, format, and structure of the bundle. Users who are unfamiliar with PDS archives should read this first.

The RIMFAX Calibrated Data SIS describes the calibrated data products in the bundle.

The RIMFAX Experiment Data Record (EDR) SIS describes the raw data products generated by the RIMFAX instrument suite, including how they are processed and labeled. The SIS is a detailed document intended for use in mission operations as well as by science users of the archive.

Tools

MSL ANB Mars 2020 Analyst's Notebook  - This PDS Geosciences Node tool provides access to Perseverance data in the context of mission operations -- by sol, location, instrument, and other criteria.
   
  PDS4 Viewer - This standalone tool displays PDS4-labeled images and tables. Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. Source code and Python library also available.

 

 

 

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