A software program builds PDS4 science product label (metadata) and automatically generates its description as part of the software interface specification (SIS) document. This software allows the mission system engineer to interact programmatically with the PDS4 information model, and retrieve science product metadata information via graphical user interfaces (GUIs). This capability will greatly improve the processes of creating and generating software interface specification documents for science instruments. Given that PDS4 is a newly defined standard, most of the work that is simplified by this software suite is being done manually. This improvement allows the definition and design of PDS4 science data archive models for generating PDS4 compliant labels.

This work was done by Costin Radulescu, Stirling S. Algermissen, Elizabeth D. Rye, Steven R. Levoe, Sean H. Hardman, John S. Hughes, and Elias M. Sayfi of Caltech for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

This software is available for commercial licensing. Please contact Dan Broderick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Refer to NPO-49546.

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