rss_ringoccs package

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Copyright (C) 2019 Team Cassini

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This program is part of the rss_ringoccs repository hosted at and developed with the financial support of NASA’s Cassini Mission to Saturn.

Provide tools for analysis of ring occultation experiments, particularly those pertaining to the Cassini Radio Science Experiment, based on methods from [MTR1986] and [CRSUG2018]. This software package contains methods for reading and extracting RSR data, computing occultation geometry, calibrating RSR data, and performing diffraction reconstruction for calibrated data at different resolutions. Also included are tools for writing and reading the data products output by the software.
  1. numpy
  2. spiceypy
  3. scipy
  4. time
  5. sys
  6. subprocess
  7. pdb
  8. pandas
  9. matplotlib
  10. os
  11. platform
[MTR1986]Essam A. Marouf, G. Leonard Tyler, Paul A. Rosen, “Profiling Saturn’s rings by radio occultation”. Icarus, Volume 68, Issue 1, 1986, Pages 120-166,
[CRSUG2018]Cassini Radio Science User’s Guide.
[GRESH86]Gresh et al. (1986) “An analysis of bending waves in Saturn’s rings using Voyager radio occultation data”. Icarus 68, 481-502.
[NICH14]Philip D. Nicholson, Richard G. French, Colleen A. McGhee-French, Matthew M. Hedman, Essam A. Marouf, Joshua E. Colwell, Katherine Lonergan, Talia Sepersky. “Noncircular features in Saturn’s rings II: The C ring”. Icarus, Volume 241, 2014, Pages 373-396, ISSN 0019-1035. or
[NAIF]NASA JPL/NAIF spice toolkit pdf/individual_docs/27_derived_quant.pdf