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Autonomous payload function: The pogolite software
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Physics, Particle and Astroparticle Physics.
2013 (English)In: Proceedings of the 21th ESA symposium on European rocket and balloon programmes and related research, Noordwijk : ESA Communications , 2013, p. 641-646Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

I describe the software in the Payload Control System (PCS) of the Polarized Gamma-ray Observer (PoGOLite). PoGOLite is a balloon-borne Compton-based X-ray Polarimeter designed to observe point sources between 25 and 100 keV. The payload is capable of pointing and acquiring Polarimetrie data in an autonomous manner, and this is the primary mode of operation for the multiple-day balloon flight. The philosophy and functionality of the software are described, and test results are given.

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Noordwijk : ESA Communications , 2013. p. 641-646
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European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP, ISSN 0379-6566 ; 721 SP
Keywords [en]
Balloon borne instrumentation, Control systems, Polarimeters
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-143169Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84893540007ISBN: 978-929092285-8 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-143169DiVA, id: diva2:705804
Conference
21st ESA Symposium om European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research; Thun; Switzerland; 9 June 2013 through 13 June 2013
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QC 20140318

Available from: 2014-03-18 Created: 2014-03-17 Last updated: 2014-03-18Bibliographically approved

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