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      Fully automated data pipeline; X-ray astronomy payload; coded mask data processing.

    • Abstract

       

      The data pipeline at the Payload Operation Centre (POC) of the Scanning Sky Monitor (SSM) onboard AstroSat involves: (i) fetching the Level-0 data from the Indian Space Science Data Centre (ISSDC), (ii) Level-0 to Level-1 data processing followed by Level-2 data generation, and (iii) transfer of theLevel-1 and Level-2 data back to ISSDC for dissemination of the re-packaged Level-2 data products. The major tasks involved in the generation of Level-1 and Level-2 data products are: (a) quality checks; time, alignment corrections, (b) temporal-HK plots generation, and, (c) image processing; light curve generation.The typical turn around time for this fully automated pipeline is about 25 min for one orbit data. In this paper, details of all the stages of this data pipeline are discussed.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      B. T. RAVISHANKAR1 S. VAISHALI1 D. BHATTACHARYA2 M. C. RAMADEVI1 ABHILASH SARWADE1 S. SEETHA3

      1. Space Astronomy Group, ISITE Campus, U.R. Rao Satellite Centre, Outer Ring Road, Marathahalli, Bengaluru 560 037, India.
      2. Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Ganeshkhind, Pune 411 007, India.
      3. Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Raman Research Institute, Sadashivanagar, Bengaluru 560 080, India.
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