The INTEGRAL Science Data Center
P. Dubath, A. Aubord, P. Bartholdi, J. Borkowski,
T. Contessi, T. Courvoisier, D. Cremonesi, D. Jennings,
P. Kretschmar, T. Lock, N. Morisset, S. Paltani, R. Rohlfs,
The INTEGRAL Science Data Center (ISDC) is designed as an interface
between the INTEGRAL data and the user community. Its main task is
to receive and process all the INTEGRAL data, to distribute the data
and the processing results to the observers and to archive them for
future use. It is also foreseen to provide help and support to the
observers in analyzing INTEGRAL data. The ISDC is developing a
gamma-ray burst detection system in order to provide accurate GRB
positions within a few minutes of the detection to registered users.
Two main pipeline processing chains are also being developed. (1) A
near real time analysis pipeline, aiming at detecting bright
transient sources, both for alerting the astronomical community and
for initiating possible INTEGRAL Target Of Opportunity (TOO)
observation. (2) A consolidated data analysis pipeline, carried out
sometime later, with primary goal to produce the standard data
products to be distributed and archived. At the present time, the
ISDC is developing the analysis infrastructure and tools in close
collaboration with the teams building the instruments. The data
coming from the INTEGRAL Engineering Model are currently being used
to test the software components. The ISDC is funded by a consortium
of European and US institutes. It is located in Versoix near Geneva.
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