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The Kepler end-to-end model: creating high-fidelity simulations to test Kepler ground processing
Author(s): Stephen T. Bryson; Jon M. Jenkins; Dan J. Peters; Peter P. Tenenbaum; Todd C. Klaus; Jay P. Gunter; Miles T. Cote; Douglas A. Caldwell
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Paper Abstract

The Kepler mission is designed to detect the transit of Earth-like planets around Sun-like stars by observing 100,000 stellar targets. Developing and testing the Kepler ground-segment processing system, in particular the data analysis pipeline, requires high-fidelity simulated data. This simulated data is provided by the Kepler Endto- End Model (ETEM). ETEM simulates the astrophysics of planetary transits and other phenomena, properties of the Kepler spacecraft and the format of the downlinked data. Major challenges addressed by ETEM include the rapid production of large amounts of simulated data, extensibility and maintainability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 August 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7738, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy IV, 773808 (4 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857560
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen T. Bryson, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Jon M. Jenkins, SETI Institute (United States)
NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Dan J. Peters, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Peter P. Tenenbaum, SETI Institute (United States)
NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Todd C. Klaus, Orbital Sciences Corp. (United States)
NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Jay P. Gunter, Orbital Sciences Corp. (United States)
NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Miles T. Cote, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Douglas A. Caldwell, SETI Institute (United States)
NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7738:
Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy IV
George Z. Angeli; Philippe Dierickx, Editor(s)

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