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Online housekeepings quick-look software for the IBIS instrument onboard INTEGRAL satellite
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The IBIS telescope is the high angular resolution Gamma-Ray imager on-board the ESA satellite INTEGRAL. The scientific goal of IBIS is to address, complemented by the high resolution spectrometer (SPI), astrophysical processes from celestial sources and diffuse regions in the X and Gamma-Ray domain. IBIS, with its Cadmium Telluride detector of 16.384 pixels and Caesium Iodide detector of 4.096 pixels, is an instrument with an high degree of complexity, whose status is continuously monitored by thousands of parameters (count rates, temperatures, voltages, instruments status, etc.), transmitted to ground by the periodic and non-periodic satellite telemetry housekeeping packets. In this paper we present the 'Ibis Parameters MONitor' (IPAMON), the real-time quick look software, part of the IBIS Experiment Check Out Equipment (ECOE), used during the on-ground functional and calibration campaign of the IBIS flight model carried out in LABEN (Milano) and ESTEC (ESA, Noordwijk). Due the high number of parameters, the software was designed to be flexible. In fact using the instrument data base as input for the internal structure configuration, the software is then insensitive to modifications that can occurs in the contents of the packet telemetry. This capability allows IPAMON to be easily used for any other mission involving ESA packet structured telemetry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4851, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy, (11 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461311
Show Author Affiliations
Maurizio Gabriele, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
Alberto Segreto, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
Giovanni La Rosa, 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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