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Procedure
Abstract
Required_Reading
Keywords
Brief_I/O
Detailed_Input
Detailed_Output
Parameters
Exceptions
Files
Particulars
Examples
Restrictions
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Procedure

   void namfrm_c ( ConstSpiceChar   * frname,
                   SpiceInt         * frcode  ) 

Abstract

 
   Look up the frame ID code associated with a string. 
 

Required_Reading

 
   None. 
 

Keywords

 
   FRAMES
 

Brief_I/O

 
   VARIABLE  I/O  DESCRIPTION 
   --------  ---  -------------------------------------------------- 
   frname     I   The name of some reference frame.
   frcode     O   The SPICE ID code of the frame. 
 

Detailed_Input

 
   frname      is a character string that stands for some 
               reference frame (either inertial or non-inertial). 
 
               Leading blanks in frname are ignored.  The 
               case of the letters in frname are insignificant. 
 
               Note that all legitimate frame names contain 
               32 or fewer characters. 
 

Detailed_Output

 
   frcode      is the SPICE integer code used for internal 
               representation of the named reference frame. 
 
               If the name input through frname is not recognized,
               frcode will be returned with a value of zero. 
 

Parameters

 
   None. 
 

Exceptions

 
   1) If the input name is not recognized, frcode will be 
      returned with a value of 0. 
 
   2) If the input string pointer is null, the error
      SPICE(NULLPOINTER) will be signaled.

   3) If the input string has length zero, the error
      SPICE(EMPTYSTRING) will be signaled.

Files

 
   None. 
 

Particulars

 
   This is a low level interface routine intended primarily for 
   use within the SPK and CK systems to assist in the transformation 
   to user specified reference frames. 
 
   The routine first consults a stored list of reference frame 
   names in an attempt to determine the appropriate reference 
   frame code. 
 
   If this search is unsuccessful, the routine then examines the 
   kernel pool to determine whether or not a variable of the 
   form 
 
      "FRAME_"<frname> 
 
      (where leading blanks of frname are ignored) 
 
   is present.  If it is and the number of values associated with the 
   name is 1, this value is taken to be the frame ID code. 
 
   Note:  It is NOT possible to override the default names and 
   ID codes stored locally in this routine by placing an 
   appropriately named variable in the kernel pool with a different 
   ID code.  The predefined values always take precedence. 
 
   Consult the FRAMES required reading document for more details 
   about constructing your own frame definitions. 
 

Examples

 
   Suppose that you needed to find the SPICE ID code for the 
   bodyfixed reference frame for Mars as modeled by the 
   IAU cartographic working group.  Use the following code 
   to perform this task. 
 
      #include "SpiceUsr.h"
          .
          .
          .
          
      namfrm_c ( "IAU_MARS", &frcode );
 
      printf ( "The SPICE code for the Mars bodyfixed frame is: %d\n",
                frcode                                                );
 

Restrictions

 
   None. 
 

Literature_References

 
   None. 
 

Author_and_Institution

 
   N.J. Bachman    (JPL)
   W.L. Taber      (JPL) 
 

Version

 
   -CSPICE Version 1.0.0, 13-AUG-2001 (NJB) (WLT)

Index_Entries

   Frame name to frame idcode translation
Wed Apr  5 17:54:39 2017