The PDS Validation Toolkit is an integrated set of scripts and computer programs for determining whether data recorded on compact disk (CD) or digital video disk (DVD) conform to the standards of the Planetary Data System (PDS). The software provides both command- line and graphical user interfaces, through which the user can direct the software to analyze the data, metadata, and volume structure of a given volume and determine adherence to the PDS validation standards. After analyzing the volume, this software generates a report that describes all the errors (deviations from the PDS standards) in the volume.

This program was written by Joel Wilf of Caltech for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

This software is available for commercial licensing. Please contact Don Hart of the California Institute of Technology at (818) 393- 3425. Refer to NPO-30364.

This Brief includes a Technical Support Package (TSP).
Software for Validating Planetary Data Volumes

(reference NPO-30364) is currently available for download from the TSP library.

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