Version 21 (modified by mark1, 11 years ago) (diff)


Arrival of new flight data

This procedure should be followed on receipt of new flight data from ARSF.

If in any doubt about something (e.g. a dataset has two project codes), contact Gary.

Permissions fixing

Ensure permissions on the SATA disk are correct and all files readable ("chmod a+rX /mnt/satadisk" as root)

Copying to PML data storage

Copy to appropriate location on the filesystem (~arsf/arsf_data/in_progress/2007/flight_data/...)

  • when copying from the source media, preserve timestamps with cp -a or rsync -av
  • ensure the directory name conforms to the standard - PROJECTCODE-YYYY_JJJxx_SITENAME, e.g. GB07_07-2007_102a_Inverclyde, boresight-2007_198, etc
  • rename any capitalised subdirectories
  • remove any spaces, brackets or other Unix-upsetting characters in filenames
  • move DCALM* files to applanix/Raw
  • prune empty directories (check these aren't stubs for later data first) use rmdir *


Look at the logsheet and verify that we have copies of all relevant data mentioned there.

Tickets and tracking

Raise a trac ticket (type 'flight processing') for the new data, then add details to the processing status page.

  • ticket summary should be of the form BGS07/02, flight day 172/2007, Keyworth
  • add scientific summary (check ARSF application in ~arsf/arsf_data/in_progress/2007/ARSF_Applications-GB_2007)
  • note arrival time of data
  • note any specific comments that might help with processing
  • ticket body should contain:
    Data location: ~arsf/arsf_data/in_progress/2007/flight_data/uk/GB04_19-2007_102b_Nigg_Bay
    Data arrived from ARSF via initial SATA disk transfer in June.
    Scientific details: (details of 2004 applications not available at PML)
    PI: A. N. Other
    Any other notes..
    == Sensors: ==
     * ATM
     * CASI
     * Eagle
     * Hawk
    == Quicklook ==