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Quality control and instrument trending for MIDI: First Quality Control and Data Flow Operations Results
Author(s): Isabelle Percheron; Pascal Ballester; Cyrus Sabet; Markus Wittkowski; Sebastien Morel; Andrea Richichi
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Paper Abstract

The ESO Data Flow Operations group (also called Quality Control group) is dedicated to look into the performance of the different VLT instruments, to verify the quality of the calibration and scientific data, to control and monitor them on different time scales. At ESO headquarters in Garching, Germany, one QC scientist is dedicated to these tasks for the VLTI instruments: VINCI, MIDI, AMBER, and (eventually) PRIMA. In this paper, we focus on MIDI. In this presentation, we define the tasks of the Quality Control scientist and describe the lessons learned on quality control and instrument trending with the commissioning instrument VINCI. We then illustrate the different aspects of the MIDI Data Flow Operations supported by the QC scientist such as data management issues (data volume, distribution to the community), processing of the data, and data quality control.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5491, New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry, (20 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551183
Show Author Affiliations
Isabelle Percheron, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Pascal Ballester, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Cyrus Sabet, Tekom GmbH (Germany)
Markus Wittkowski, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Sebastien Morel, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Andrea Richichi, European Southern Observatory (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5491:
New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry
Wesley A. Traub, Editor(s)

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