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The AIV quick look and health monitoring system of the AGILE payload
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Paper Abstract

AGILE is an ASI (Italian Space Agency) Small Scientific Mission dedicated to high-energy astrophysics which was launched on April 23 2007 from Satish Dawan Space Centre (India) on a PSLV-C8 rocket. The AGILE Payload is composed of three instruments: a Tungsten-Silicon Tracker designed to detect and image photons in the 30 MeV-50 GeV energy band, an X-ray imager called SuperAGILE that works in the 18-60 keV energy band, and a Minicalorimeter that detects gamma-rays or particle energy deposits between 300~keV and 200~MeV. The instrument is surrounded by an anti-coincidence (AC) system. We have developed a set of Quick Look software tools in the framework of the Test Equipment (TE) and the Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE. This s/w is required in order to support all the assembly, integration and verification (AIV) activities to be carried out for the AGILE mission, from data handling unit level to payload integrated level, calibration campaign, launch campaign and in-orbit commissioning. These software tools have enabled us to test the engineering performance and to perform a health check of the Payload during the various phases. We have used an incremental development approach and a common framework to rapidly adapt our software to the different requirements of the various phases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7011, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 70113C (15 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789325
Show Author Affiliations
Andrea Bulgarelli, INAF-IASF Bologna (Italy)
Fulvio Gianotti, INAF-IASF Bologna (Italy)
Massimo Trifoglio, INAF-IASF Bologna (Italy)
Guido Di Cocco, INAF-IASF Bologna (Italy)
Marco Tavani, INAF-IASF Roma (Italy)
Martino Marisaldi, INAF-IASF Bologna (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7011:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Martin J. L. Turner; Kathryn A. Flanagan, Editor(s)

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