Volume 503, Number 2, August IV 2009
|Page(s)||625 - 630|
|Published online||22 June 2009|
SPS: a software simulator for the Herschel-SPIRE photometer
UK Astronomy Technology Centre, Royal Observatory Edinburgh, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ, UK e-mail: email@example.com
2 Astrophysics Group, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2AZ, UK e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
3 Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University, Queens Buildings, The Parade, Cardiff, CF24 3AA, UK e-mail: email@example.com
Accepted: 10 June 2009
Aims. Instrument simulators are becoming ever more useful for planning and analysing large astronomy survey data. In this paper we present a simulator for the Herschel-SPIRE photometer. We describe the models it uses and the form of the input and output data.
Methods. The SPIRE photometer simulator is a software package which uses theoretical models, along with flight model test data, to perform numerical simulations of the output time-lines from the instrument in operation on board the Herschel space observatory.
Results. A description of the types of uses of the simulator are given, along with information on its past uses. These include example simulations performed in preparation for a high redshift galaxy survey, and a debris disc survey. These are presented as a demonstration of the sort of outputs the simulator is capable of producing.
Key words: methods: numerical / instrumentation: photometers / space vehicles: instruments
© ESO, 2009
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