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Welcome to the home page of the Planck LFI DPC.

In this web site, information on the Data Processing Centre (DPC) of the Low Frequency Instrument (LFI) for the ESA Planck Surveyor mission will be kept. The LFI DPC is a distributed structure including three sites: Geneva (ISDC), Trieste (OAT and SISSA) and Garching (MPA). In this site, information both on the overall DPC activities and on the Trieste site (under local) are kept. It may be furthermore useful to take a look at the history of our web site.

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Generalities

Planck is the European Space Agency's mission to map the structure of the Cosmic Microwave Background, in unprecedented detail. Planck will constrain cosmological models and examine the birth of large-scale structure in the universe.

The LFI Data Processing Centre is one of two DPCs operated by the teams responsible for building the instruments which form the scientific payload of Planck. The two DPCs, together with the ESA Mission Operations Centre (MOC) and the FIRST Science Centre (FSC), are the major elements of the FIRST/Planck ground segment.

The HFI and LFI Consortia have agreed on the need to coordinate and integrate their data reduction and scientific analysis approaches. In particular, aspects related to information management, which pertain to a variety of activities concerning the whole mission, ranging from instrument information (technical characteristics, reports, configuration control documents, drawings, public communications, etc.), to the analysis of the impact on science implied by specific technical choices need to be dealed with harmonically with the HFI Consortium, with the specific aim of maximising commonalities. An Integrated Data and Information System (IDIS) will be developed jointly with the HFI team to allow proper intra-Consortium and inter-Consortia information exchange.

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In this Web site, the following information on the LFI DPC can be found:

tasks of the DPC

information on people (management, who's who)

issued documents

high-level DPC schedule

local information on Planck/Trieste

miscellanea

History of this Web site

The following is a list of additions to our web. Whenever we publish a paper, write a specification, submit a status report, or add anything else to our web, we'll put a notice here. The most recent changes are listed first, and each item is linked to the page with the updated content.

Date 12 - 04 - 2000

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Date 05 - 04 - 2000

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This site is mantained by R. Smareglia [smareglia@oat.ts.astro.it]

Last Changed  11 October 2001