It was for processing ATM3 data, which is now outdated. There is probably some ATM3 data out there (that is probably unreadable because nobody knows the format). This is a sort of record of what it was, and how to decipher it.
The ATM3 was an early version of what ended up being the last ATM of the series (which was version 4 of the Airborne Topographic Mapper) being used at NASA – Wallops Island, VA. I was the main designer of the data system that collected the actual data, as well as the processing of the data. I am posting the code for posterity and hopefully someone can look back on the data and figure out how process it.
This is a PDF that describes how to write a plug-in to calculate the range measurement using any method desired: cvalid_plugin.pdf
Here is the HTML version of the code description: cvalid_html
And last of all, the actual cvalid code itself: Download here: cvalid.tar.