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The data handling unit of the Euclid imaging channels: from the observational requirements to the unit architecture
Author(s): Anna M. Di Giorgio; Paolo H. Leutenegger; Arnaldo Bonati; Roberto Scaramella; Alexandre Refregier; Jerome Amiaux; Christophe Cara; Jean-Louis Augueres; Mario Schweitzer
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Paper Abstract

The Euclid Imaging Channels Instrument of the Euclid mission is designed to study the weak gravitational lensing cosmological probe. The combined Visible and Near Infrared imaging channels will be controlled by a common data handling unit (PDHU), implementing onboard the instrument digital interfaces to the satellite. The PDHU main functionalities include the scientific data acquisition and compression, the instrument commanding and control and the instrument health monitoring. Given the high data rate and the compression needs, an innovative architecture, based on the use of several computing and interface modules, considered as building blocks of a modular design will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7731, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 77312W (10 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857640
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Anna M. Di Giorgio, INAF, Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario (Italy)
Paolo H. Leutenegger, Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.A. (Italy)
Arnaldo Bonati, Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.A. (Italy)
Roberto Scaramella, Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy)
Alexandre Refregier, Service d'Astrophysique, CEA (France)
Jerome Amiaux, Service d'Astrophysique, CEA (France)
Christophe Cara, Service d'Astrophysique, CEA (France)
Jean-Louis Augueres, Service d'Astrophysique, CEA (France)
Mario Schweitzer, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7731:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Jacobus M. Oschmann; Mark C. Clampin; Howard A. MacEwen, Editor(s)

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