A Model for the Infrared Space Observatory Photometer
The Infrared Space Observatoy (ISO) consists of a cryogenically cooled telescope and instrumentation mounted on a 3-axis stablised spacecraft. The launch date for the spacecraft is currently the 1st of April 1993. The expected lifetime of the mission is one and a half years. The Photometer subexperiment (ISOPHOT) was designed to carry out photopolarimetry in the wavelength range 2-200/μm with a photometric accuracy of one percent. A software model of ISOPHOT has been recommended as a means of generating test data for the ISOPHOT scientific data analysis software. Discussions are currently in progress regarding the production of this model, in which case we will attempt to make this model as general as possible so that it may be used in modelling other similar experiments. In this paper we will discuss the problems associated with this work, the overall design concept, and the implementation.
KeywordsPoint Spread Function Generate Test Data Infrared Space Observatory Expected Lifetime Software Task
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