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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
    2. The service module
    3. Common cryogenics (Mendes)
      1. Thermal Design (Mendes)
      2. Passive cooling
      3. Sorption Cooler
      4. Qualification and performance
    4. Instruments
      1. HFI design, qualification, and performance (Lamarre/Pajot)
      2. LFI design, qualification, and performance(Gregorio)
    5. The telescope
    6. Others
      1. The standard radiation environment monitor (Mendes)
      2. The fiber optic gyro unit
  3. Ground Segment and Operations
    1. Ground segment overview (Dupac)
    2. Contingencies
    3. Operational history
    4. Survey scanning and performance (Dupac)
    5. Thermal environment
    6. Radiation environment (Mendes)
    7. Pointing performance (Dupac)
  4. Data processing
    1. Data flow overview
    2. On-board processing
    3. MOC processing
    4. HFI Data Processing (Bouchet)
      1. Pre-processing (Vibert)
      2. TOI processing (Desert)
      3. Detectors pointing & beam (Crill/Jones/Jaffe)
      4. Map-making (Perdereau)
      5. Spectral response (Spencer)
      6. Internal overall validation (Ganga)
      7. Power spectra (Bouchet)
      8. Summary of HFI data characteristics & the RIMO content (Bouchet)
    5. LFI data processing: Introduction (Zacchei)
      1. Pre-processing (Frailis)
        1. Overview
        2. The LFI scientific telemetry
        3. From packets to raw TOIs
        4. 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. Overview
          2. Operations
          3. Fitting Pipeline
          4. 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. Frequency Maps (Elina Keihanen)
        2. Noise Covariance Matrix (Anna-Stiina Suur-Uski)
        3. Half-ring jackknife Noise Maps (Jussi Valiviita)
        4. Noise Montecarlo Simulation (Hannu Kurki-Suonio)
      6. LFI systematic effects uncertainties (Mennella)
      7. LFI internal overall validation (Maino)
      8. LFI specific L3 activities: masks, MCQA, etc
        1. power spectra: intra-frequency checks & aggregation, LFI specific checks, ...)
        2. Band pass information
        3. Polarisation information
      9. Summary of LFI data characteristics & the RIMO content
    6. HFI/LFI joint data processing
      1. Compact Source catalogues (Ashdown/Nuevo/Caniego)
      2. CMB map cleaning from Foreground emissions (Ashdown/Baccigalupi)
      3. CMB Power spectra and Planck likelihood code CLIK(Bouchet/Natoli)
      4. Simulations (TBC, bouchet)
    7. Scientific analyses products (bouchet)
    8. PSO processing (SHOULD WE REMOVE THAT?) (Mendes)
  5. Planck Legacy Archive
    1. Overview (Dupac)
    2. Planck legacy archive contents
      1. Mission science products
        1. Overview
        2. Timelines (Not in 1st Release)
        3. Single detector maps (Not in 1st Release)
        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 and free-free maps
          3. Anomalous emission maps
          4. Dust opacity map and model
          5. CO emission maps
          6. Other maps (CO, CIB, etc.)
        6. Effective Beams
        7. 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
        8. Angular power spectra
        9. Planck Likelihood Code
        10. The RIMO
          1. Overview
          2. Detector-level data (Not in 1st Release)
          3. Map-level data
          4. Band transmissions (Map-level only in 1st Release)
          5. Detector noise spectra
          6. Beam Window Functions
      2. Additional Science products
        1. Data products
          1. Specially processed maps
          2. Additional catalogues
          3. Additional angular power spectra
          4. The Planck Sky Model (Not in 1st Release)
        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(Dupac)
        5. Space radiation environment monitor (Not in 1st Release)
      5. Software utilities
        1. Unpack and display (ESA)
        2. Unit conversion and Color correction (DPC)
        3. Print and plot (ESA)
        4. Analysis (ESA)
        5. Format conversion (ESA)
  6. Glossary
  7. Appendix
  8. References

Explanatory Supplement

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