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Experiment Check Out Equipment and quick-look software for the IBIS instrument onboard INTEGRAL
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Paper Abstract

The gamma-ray telescope IBIS, on Board the INTEGRAL satellite, is expected to satisfy the mission's imaging objectives, by using two position sensitive detection planes, one with 16384 Cadmium Telluride pixels (ISGRI) at lower energies and the other with 4096 Caesium Iodide pixels (PICsIT) for higher energy detection. Given to the high complexity of the system, a dedicated Experiment Check Out Equipment (ECOE), was developed, capable not only to acquire, archive and monitor, the instrument data, but also to perform a fast data analysis, in order to deeply understand the instrument behavior in real-time. The system was used to support the IBIS Test and Calibration campaign campaigns, from the Engineering to the Flight model, and it will be used again during the Commissioning Phase, after launch. We describe here, the architecture of the ECOE system and the quick-look analysis tools that, with an user friendly graphical interface, allows the user to analyze, in an easy way, both the IBIS housekeeping and scientific data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4851, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy, (11 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461464
Show Author Affiliations
Alberto Segreto, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
Giovanni La Rosa, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
Maurizio Gabriele, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
Fulvio Gianotti, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
Massimo Trifoglio, IASFC-CNR (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4851:
X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy
Joachim E. Truemper; Harvey D. Tananbaum, Editor(s)

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