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Paper: The Herschel/Pacs Photometer Pipeline
Volume: 411, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XVIII
Page: 531
Authors: Wieprecht, E.; Schreiber, J.; de Jong, J.; Jacobson, J.; Liu, C.; Morien, B.; Wetzstein, M.; Ali, B.; Frayer, D.; Lutz, D.; Okumura, K.; Popesso, P.; Sauvage, M.
Abstract: ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory to be launched in 2009, is the first space observatory covering the full far-infrared and submillimetre wavelength range (60.670 μm). The Photodetector Array Camera and Spectrometer (PACS) is one of the three science instruments. It employs two Ge:Ga photoconductor arrays and two bolometer arrays to perform imaging line spectroscopy and imaging photometry in the 60 − 210 μm wavelength band. The HERSCHEL ground segment (Herschel Common Science System - HCSS) is implemented using Java technology and written in a common effort by the HERSCHEL Science Center and the three instrument teams. We give a detailed description of the PACS Photometer Pipeline and how to run it in interactive sessions. We address issues such as Instrument Mode-dependent data processing, architectural issues to make it usable in interactive environments, and descriptions of certain processing steps.
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