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Paper: The XTE FITS Database (XFDB)
Volume: 101, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems V
Page: 540
Authors: Rots, A. H.
Abstract: All XTE telemetry will be archived in a database consisting entirely of FITS Binary Tables. By allowing table cells to refer to tables it is possible to build a hierarchical database without the need for adopting a FITS grouping convention. The database is isomorphic at the mission, proposal, and individual observation level. All database files are fully checksummed and all data items are tagged with a unique data descriptor. The database design and its tools are readily applicable to other missions.
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