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Explanatory supplement[edit]

By Planck Collaboration

The Explanatory Supplement is a reference text to the public data delivered from the operations of the European Space Agency’s Planck satellite during its mission.

  1. The Planck mission
    1. Mission overview (Dupac)
  2. The satellite
    1. Overview (Leonardi)
    2. The service module (Leonardi)
    3. Cryogenics (Mendes)
      1. Thermal Design (Mendes)
      2. Passive cooling
      3. Sorption Cooler
      4. [math]^{4}[/math]He-JT cooler
      5. Dilution Cooler
      6. Qualification and performance
    4. Instruments
      1. HFI design, qualification, and performance
      2. LFI design, qualification, and performance
    5. The telescope (Leonardi)
    6. Others
      1. The standard radiation environment monitor (Mendes)
      2. The fiber optic gyro unit (Leonardi)
  3. Ground Segment and Operations
    1. Ground segment overview (Dupac)
    2. Contingencies (Leonardi)
    3. Operational history (Leonardi)
    4. Survey scanning and performance (Dupac)
    5. Thermal environment (Leonardi)
    6. Radiation environment (Mendes)
    7. Pointing performance (Dupac)
  4. Data processing
    1. Data flow overview (Leonardi)
    2. On-board processing
    3. MOC processing (Leonardi)
    4. HFI Data Processing: Overview (Bouchet)
      1. Pre-processing (Vibert)
        1. Raw data ingestion
        2. Construction of the ToS
        3. Pointing interpolation (Benabed)
      2. TOI processing (Desert)
        1. To be completed
        2. Data Masking
        3. Deglitching (Patanchon)
        4. TOI noise estimation (Prunet)
          1. The Phase-Binned Rings
          2. The signal and noise estimator TOIs
          3. The total noise and the noise spectra
          4. Fitting the spectra
          5. The final noise parameters
      3. Detector pointing & beams (& errors) (Jaffe)
        1. Detector pointing
        2. Scanning beams
        3. Effective beams
      4. Map-making (Perdereau)
        1. To be completed
        2. Flux calibration
        3. Noise properties (Nhit, rms, NCVM, Delta-HR...)
        4. Zodi correction (Ganga)
        5. Map Validation Tests
      5. HFI internal overall validation (Ganga)
        1. Yardstick simulations (including a Sisyphe summary of what can be neglected) (Montier)
      6. Power Spectra (Bouchet)
        1. Detector sets
        2. per frequency channel
      7. HFI specific L3 activities: masks, MCQA, etc [These elements should not be stand-alone. They should appear in the associated sections (compsep, power spectrum analysis, etc. -- Ken]]
        1. power spectra: intra-frequency checks & aggregation, HFI specific checks, ...)
      8. Sandbox, ie stuff in need to be placed somewhere (eg in HFI performance)
        1. Band pass information
        2. Polarisation information
        3. Sisyphe overview (mostly pointers to other pages)
      9. Summary of HFI data characteristics & the RIMO content
    5. LFI data processing: Introduction (Zacchei)
      1. Pre-processing (Frailis)
        1. From Packets to Raw ToI
        2. On-Board Time reconstruction
      2. TOI processing (Mennella)
        1. To be completed
        2. Spikes Removal
        3. Gain Modulation Factor
        4. Diode Combination
        5. Noise estimation (Maino)
          1. Fitting the spectra
          2. The final noise parameters
      3. Detector Pointing (Maris/Galeotta)
        1. Wobble Angle
        2. Stellar Aberration
      4. Beams (Sandri/Villa)
        1. Main Beams and Focal Plane calibration
        2. Effective beams
      5. Map-making (Keihanen)
        1. To be completed
        2. Noise Covariance Matrix (Anna-Stiina Suur-Uski)
        3. Half-ring jackknife Noise Maps (Valiivita)
        4. Noise Montecarlo Simulation (Hannu Kurki-Suonio)
      6. LFI internal overall validation (Maino)
      7. LFI specific L3 activities: masks, MCQA, etc
        1. power spectra: intra-frequency checks & aggregation, LFI specific checks, ...)
        2. Band pass information
        3. Polarisation information
      8. Summary of LFI data characteristics & the RIMO content
    6. HFI/LFI Joint data processing
      1. Catalogues: Planck CCS
        1. Per frequency
        2. Sunyaev-Zeldovich
      2. Component separation
        1. CMB cleaning
        2. CO correction
        3. Synchrotron model
        4. Submm dust model
      3. Power spectra (the part not covered already in the HFI & LFI sections)
        1. Spectra (Consistency) tests
      4. Likelihood: CLIK
      5. Simulations (FFP)
    7. PSO processing (Mendes)
  5. The Planck Legacy Archive (Dupac)
  6. Planck legacy archive contents
    1. Mission science products
      1. Overview
      2. Timelines
        1. Semi-raw signal timelines
        2. Cleaned and calibrated signal timelines
        3. Pointing timelines
        4. FITS file structure
      3. Single detector maps
        1. Single detector maps
        2. FITS file structure
      4. Frequency Maps
        1. Introduction
        2. Types of maps
        3. List of products
        4. FITS file structure
      5. Astrophysical component maps
        1. CMB maps
        2. Synchrotron maps
        3. Free-free maps
        4. Dust maps
        5. Anomalous emission maps
        6. Other maps
      6. Angular power spectra
      7. Catalogues
      8. Likelihood Code
      9. Instrument information
        1. The RIMO
        2. FITS file structure
    2. Additional Science products
      1. Data products
        1. Specially processed maps
        2. Additional catalogues
        3. Additional angular power spectra
        4. The Planck Sky Model
      2. Ancillary data
        1. Scientific data used to generate Planck products
        2. Simulation data
    3. Mission history
      1. Survey history data (Dupac)
      2. Satellite history data (Dupac)
    4. Payload design, performance and calibration data
      1. Instrument performance
      2. Telescope
      3. Thermal and cooler system
      4. Fiber optic gyro (Leonardi)
      5. Space radiation environment monitor (Mendes)
    5. Software utilities
      1. Unpack and display
      2. Unit conversion
      3. Color correction
      4. Print and plot
      5. Analysis
      6. Format conversion
  7. Appendix
    1. Acronym list
  8. References

Explanatory Supplement