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A virtual appliance as proxy pipeline for the Solar Orbiter/Metis coronagraph
Author(s): M. Pancrazzi; T. Straus; V. Andretta; D. Spadaro; S. V. Haugan; A. de Groof; R. Carr; M. Focardi; G. Nicolini; F. Landini; C. Baccani; M. Romoli; E. Antonucci
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Paper Abstract

Metis is the coronagraph on board Solar Orbiter, the ESA mission devoted to the study of the Sun that will be launched in October 2018. Metis is designed to perform imaging of the solar corona in the UV at 121.6 nm and in the visible range where it will accomplish polarimetry studies thanks to a variable retarder plate. Due to mission constraints, the telemetry downlink on the spacecraft will be limited and data will be downloaded with delays that could reach, in the worst case, several months. In order to have a quick overview on the ongoing operations and to check the safety of the 10 instruments on board, a high-priority downlink channel has been foreseen to download a restricted amount of data. These so-called Low Latency Data will be downloaded daily and, since they could trigger possible actions, they have to be quickly processed on ground as soon as they are delivered. To do so, a proper processing pipeline has to be developed by each instrument. This tool will then be integrated in a single system at the ESA Science Operation Center that will receive the downloaded data by the Mission Operation Center. This paper will provide a brief overview of the on board processing and data produced by Metis and it will describe the proxy-pipeline currently under development to deal with the Metis low-latency data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 2016
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9913, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV, 99134L (2 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233946
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M. Pancrazzi, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
T. Straus, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
V. Andretta, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
D. Spadaro, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Catania (Italy)
S. V. Haugan, Univ. of Oslo (Norway)
A. de Groof, European Space Agency (Spain)
R. Carr, European Space Agency (Spain)
M. Focardi, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
G. Nicolini, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino (Italy)
F. Landini, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
C. Baccani, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
M. Romoli, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
E. Antonucci, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9913:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV
Gianluca Chiozzi; Juan C. Guzman, Editor(s)

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