Herschel Ancillary Data Product Page


This page compiles the current plans for Ancillary Data Products to be delivered as part of the Herschel Explanatory Legacy Library (HELL). Ancillary Products are data (products, tables, plots. etc) generated in the course of the Herschel (pre-launched and in-orbit) mission that are not necessarily linked to an obsid, but that shall be preserved for legacy.

Ancillary Data Products considered by each instrument

The following tables summarises information I gathered either in emails (esp. for PACS) or presentations (from the handover meetings of HIFI and SPIRE). When applicable I also provide links to (mostly twiki) pages illustrating the products meant to be preserved. It does not guarantee, however, that all contemplated items will eventually be kept as Ancillary Data Products.

Ancillary Data Product HIFI PACS SPIRE
PSFs YES - release notes Modelled and observed YES
Photometer filters transmission curves N/A YES YES
SPIRE-S diffraction loss N/A N/A YES (see SPCAL-148)
SSO and stellar calibrator models YES YES YES
LCU SW images YES N/A N/A
LCU saftey tables YES N/A N/A
SEU monitoring information Not formally requested YES YES (see also this link)
Manual Commanding log Not formally requested Not formally requested YES
Trend analysis plots YES - release notes YES (see also this and this) YES
Health monitoring log See trend analysis plots N/A ? YES
Tsys plots YES - release notes N/A N/A
Dump of helpdesk tickets Very unlikely to happen Very unlikely to happen Very unlikely to happen
Dump of Jira tickets Very unlikely to happen Very unlikely to happen Very unlikely to happen
Collection of all Mission Configuration files YES - should be part of HELL YES - should be part of HELL YES - should be part of HELL
Collection of all MIB files YES- should be part of HELL YES - should be part of HELL YES - should be part of HELL
Gascell ILT data YES ? N/A
ILT and IST (Versant) databases Very unlikely to happen - no clear usecase Very unlikely to happen - no clear usecase Not formally requested
Post-Helium HIFI WBS SEU check data-frames YES N/A N/A
HIFI Pre-launch Diplexer Calibration Telemetry YES N/A N/A

Ancillary Data Products considerd for the Observatory

This is the list of ADPs contemplated for the Observatory - these deliverables will be curated by Mark Kidger. Some of these items cover requests listed n the instrument table above.

Ancillary Data Product Comment/Description
Calibration deliveries All calibration deliveries from ICCs (and the HSC, for pointing), Organised by OD initially, then by observing cycle (one sub-directory per instrument/delivery).
Mission configurations All CUS deliveries from ICCs and the resulting MCs built from them. One sub-directory per instrument with the CUS used to build the new MC for each instrument.
HPSDBs All HPSDB deliveries, including failed deliveries. These incorporate the MiB for each instrument.
HSpot files HSpot .prop files for each MC that controlled the configuration of parameters in the CUS in HSpot.
Manual commanding (MOIS) files What was provided, as is, by LOR (Excel files). HIFI directory is empty. SPIRE has deliveries from Nov 2009 & Sep 2011. PACS has deliveries from Nov 2009 & Nov 2010.
Herschel Solar System Object catalogue Analogue of the Herschel Point Source Catalogue for Moving Targets (ESAC trainee starting to work on this with MK & MR on May 16).

Ancillary Data Products Cosmos page

The Cosmos webpages hosting the ADPs can be found at this link (currently orphan page)

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