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Spitzer Space Telescope MIPS Germanium Pipeline

Henderson, David and Frayer, David and Hesselroth, Ted D. and Pesenson, Meyer (2005) Spitzer Space Telescope MIPS Germanium Pipeline. In: Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XIV. ASP Conference Series. No.347. Astronomical Society of the Pacific , San Francisco, CA, pp. 590-593. ISBN 1-58381-215-6.

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The MIPS Germanium data reduction pipelines present challenges to remove a wide variety of detector artifacts and still operate efficiently in a loosely coupled multiprocessor environment. The system scheduling architecture is designed to sequentially execute four stages of pipelines. Each pipeline stage is built around perl scripts that can invoke Fortran/C/C++ modules or Informix database stored procedures. All inter-pipeline communication is via the database. The pipeline stages are the elimination of nonlinear and radiation artifacts in the flux measurement, the calibration of the fluxes with both onboard and stellar calibration sources, applying post-facto pointing information, and assembling individual exposures into mosaics.

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