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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. The satellite: 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 (Lamarre/Pajot)
      2. LFI design, qualification, and performance(Gregorio)
    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 (includes Syste. approach phil. & iterative approach) (Bouchet)
      1. Pre-processing (Vibert)
        1. Raw data ingestion
        2. Construction of the ToS
      2. TOI processing (Desert)
        1. Data Masking
        2. Deglitching (Patanchon)
        3. TOI noise estimation (Prunet)
      3. Detector pointing & beams (& errors) (Crill/Jones/Jaffe)
        1. Detector pointing
        2. Scanning beams
        3. Effective beams (Hivon/Rocha)
      4. Map-making (Perdereau)
        1. Photometric calibration (Lagache/Perdereau)
        2. Noise properties (Nhit, rms, NCVM, Delta-HR...)
        3. Zodi correction (Ganga)
        4. Far Side Lobes correction (Ganga)
        5. CO corrections (Macias-Perez)
        6. Map Validation Tests
      5. Power Spectra (Bouchet)
        1. Detector sets
        2. per frequency channel
        3. consistency bteween HFI channels
      6. HFI internal overall validation (Ganga)
        1. Expected systematics and tests (bottom-up approach)
        2. Top-down approach to systematics
        3. Yardstick simulations (including a Sisyphe summary of what can be neglected) (Delouis/Montier)
        4. Simulations versus data results (including PTE) (Techene)
      7. 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. ADC Correction (Galeotta/Watson)
        3. Spikes Removal (Tavagnacco)
        4. Gaps Filling (Galeotta/Polenta)
        5. Gain Modulation Factor
        6. Diode Combination
        7. Planet Flagging
        8. Photometric calibration (Galeotta)
        9. 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. Compact Source catalogues (Ashdown/Nuevo/Caniego)
        1. PCCS: catalogue per frequency
        2. Sunyaev-Zeldovich catalogues
      2. Component separation (Ashdown/Baccigalupi)
        1. CMB cleaning
        2. Foregrounds
      3. CMB Power spectra and Planck likelihood code CLIK
        1. CMB Power Spectra
        2. Planck likelihood code CLIK
      4. Simulations (FFP)
    7. Scientific analyses products
      1. Tables
      2. Maps (eg specific CO, SZ, CIB, etc)
    8. 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. Anomalous emission maps
        5. Dust maps
        6. CO emission maps
        7. Other maps
      6. Catalogues
        1. Early Release Compact Source Catalogue
        2. Planck Catalogues of Compact Sources
        3. SZ Cluster Catalogue (basic + cosmology)
        4. High-z source Catalogue
        5. Catalogue of Cold Cores
      7. Angular power spectra
      8. Planck Likelihood Code
      9. The RIMO
        1. Overview
        2. Detector-level data
        3. Map-level data
        4. Detector noise spectra
        5. Beam Window Functions
        6. 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 (ESA)
      2. Unit conversion (DPC)
      3. Color correction (DPC)
      4. Print and plot (ESA)
      5. Analysis (ESA)
      6. Format conversion (ESA)
  7. Appendix
    1. Acronym list
  8. References

Explanatory Supplement

European Space Agency

Data Processing Center