The on-ground acquisition and data analysis system for the PDS detector on board the SAX satellite

Dal Fiume, D. and Frontera, F. and Nicastro, L. and Orlandini, M. and Trifoglio, M. and Forlanelli, G. and Lavarone, S. and Poulsen, J.M. and Butler, R.C. (1997) The on-ground acquisition and data analysis system for the PDS detector on board the SAX satellite. Il nuovo cimento C, 20 C (5). pp. 811-818. ISSN 1826-9885

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The Phoswich Detection System (PDS) is the high-energy (15–300 keV) instrument on board the Italian-Dutch X-ray astronomy satellite SAX. Functional tests were carried on at BICRON (Newbury, Ohio, USA) and at LABEN (Vimodrone, Italy). Full ground calibrations have been performed between the end of 1994 and the beginning of 1995. We describe in the following the system that we used to acquire and analyse the data coming from the PDS experiment during the ground tests and calibrations. It will be used to store and maintain data during both the pre-operational and the operational phases. In a previous report (DAL FIUME D., FRONTERA F., ORLANDINI M. and TRIFOGLIO M., AIP Conf. Proc., 61 (1994) 395) we described the general architecture of the data analysis system. In this report we give a detailed description of the entire system, including the hardware and software developed by LABEN to acquire data during on-ground tests. A complete description of the different modules, user interface, inter-process communications, analysis and display tools are presented. Current status of the project is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Paper presented at the VII Cosmic Physics National Conference, Rimini, October 26-28, 1994.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cosmic rays; ground-based ultraviolet, optical and infrared telescopes; conference proceedings
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 550 Scienze della Terra > 551 Geologia, Idrologia, Meteorologia > 551.5 Meteorologia (Classificare qui l'atmosfera) (Classificare la previsione e le previsioni di specifici fenomeni meteorologici in 551.64; classificare la Micrometeorologia in 551.66) > 551.52 Termodinamica, interazioni atmosferiche con la superficie terrestre, temperature, radiazioni > 551.527 Radiazioni (per fenomeni ottici, vedi 551.565) > 551.5276 Radiazioni cosmiche (Include il rumore cosmico) (Classificare qui i raggi cosmici)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2018 08:38
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2018 08:38

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