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The Herschel-SPIRE photometer data processing pipeline

Griffin, Matt and Hristov, Victor and Lu, Nanyao and Schulz, Bernhard and Schwartz, Arnold and Xu, Kevin and Zhang, Lijun (2008) The Herschel-SPIRE photometer data processing pipeline. In: Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter. Proceedings of SPIE. No.7010. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 70102Q. ISBN 9780819472205.

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We describe the on-board electronics chain and the on-ground data processing pipeline that will operate on data from the Herschel-SPIRE photometer to produce calibrated astronomical products. Data from the three photometer arrays will be conditioned and digitised by on-board electronics and sent to the ground with no further on-board data processing. On the ground, the data pipeline will process the data from point source, jiggle-map, and scan-map observations in a fully automatic manner, producing measured flux densities (for point source observations) or maps. It includes calculation of the bolometer voltages from the raw telemetry, glitch removal, and corrections for various effects including time constants associated with the detectors and electronics, electrical and optical crosstalk, detector temperature drifts, flatfielding, and non-linear response of the bolometers to strong sources. Flux density calibration will be with respect to standard astronomical sources with the planets Uranus and Neptune being adopted as the baseline primary standards. The pipeline will compute estimated values of in-beam flux density for a standard flat νS(ν) source spectrum.

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Additional Information:© 2008 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)
Subject Keywords:Herschel, Far Infrared, Submillimetre, Instrumentation, Data Processing
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:7010
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20190517-135241064
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Official Citation:Matt Griffin, C. Darren Dowell, Tanya Lim, George Bendo, Jamie Bock, Christophe Cara, Nieves Castro-Rodriguez, Pierre Chanial, Dave Clements, Rene Gastaud, Steve Guest, Jason Glenn, Victor Hristov, Ken King, Glenn Laurent, Nanyao Lu, Gabrielle Mainetti, Huw Morris, Hien Nguyen, Pasquale Panuzzo, Chris Pearson, Frederic Pinsard, Michael Pohlen, Edward Polehampton, Davide Rizzo, Bernhard Schulz, Arnold Schwartz, Bruce Sibthorpe, Bruce Swinyard, Kevin Xu, and Lijun Zhang "The Herschel-SPIRE photometer data processing pipeline", Proc. SPIE 7010, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter, 70102Q (12 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788431;
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