Generate radiometrically corrected HiRISE Channel products in directory: $HiRISE_ROOT/Data/HiCal


HiCal -File <pathname> -Catalog <catalog> -Id <Unique_Id> -Configuration <conf_file>

-File <pathname>

The full pathname of the ISIS cube file containing a raw HiRISE channel image

-Configuration <conf_file>

Specify the name of the configuration file such as HiCal.conf. If this is not specified then the default is $HiRISE_ROOT/Configuration/HiCal/HiCal.conf

-Catalog <catalog>

Specify the catalog to use (default HiCat). The HiCal pipeline extrats information from the EDR_Products, Planned_Observations, and Planned_CCD_Parameters tables.

-Id <Unique_Id>

Unique Id given to temporary files located in the /tmp directory.


HiCal is the pipeline subsystem for generating radiometrically corrected HiRISE images. The input is a raw HiRISE channel image. The output will be a radiometrically corrected channel image.

This procedure continues to go through considerable evolution as the instrument calibration procedures are improved.

Environment Variables

HiCal expects the HiRISE_ROOT environment variable specifying the root directory of the HiRISE directory tree. HiCal terminates if this environment variable does not exist.

Configuration file

HiCal must have a configuration file. It can be optionaly specified with the -Configruation parameter. HiCal adds the output file name to the next pipeline in the sequence. If not specified in the command line, HiCal looks for the file $HiRISE_ROOT/Configuration/HiCal/HiCal.conf. If the configuration file can not be found then HiCal will terminate.

Refer to HiCal.conf file for details on the description of the configuration parameters used by HiCal.

Please note:

Because the HiCal pipeline uses ISIS, its peferences file should be set for pipeline processing.

   HistoryPath        = $PWD
   HistoryRecording   = Off
 Group = SessionLog
  TerminalOutput = On
  FileOutput     = Off
  FileLine = on
  Format = PVL

Return Codes

The following codes are returned by HiCal:

   0;   # Success value
   1;   # Command line error parameter
   2;   # Input list file does not exist
   3;   # Input Cube file(s) do not exit
   4;   # Could not create a directory
   5;   # ISIS processing error
   6;   # configuration file does not exists
   7;   # configuration parameter not found
   8;   # Data_Location failed
   9;   # Environment variable not set
   10;  # Can't make entry to next pipeline
   11;  # Can not delete a file
   12;  # File does not exist


Eric Eliason UA/LPL Richard Leis UA/LPL


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