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Paper: The HERSCHEL/PACS Common Software System as Data Reduction System
Volume: 314, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XIII
Page: 376
Authors: Wieprecht, E.; Brumfit, J.; Bakker, J.; de Candussio, N.; Guest, S.; Huygen, R.; de Jonge, A.; Matthieu, J.J.; Osterhage, S.; Ott, S.; Siddiqui, H.; Vandenbussche, B.; de Meester, W.; Wetzstein, M.; Wiezorrek, E.; Zaal, P.
Abstract: ESA's Herschel Space Observatory to be launched in 2007 with a planned lifetime of three years, is the first space observatory covering the full far-infrared and submillimeter waveband (60 -670 microns). By probing so much further into the infrared than any other space telescope, it will have the potential to discover the earliest proto-galaxies and to clarify how they evolved. The Photodetector Array Camera and Spectrometer (PACS) is one of the three science instruments. It employs two Ge:Ga photoconductor arrays and two bolometer arrays to perform imaging line spectroscopy and imaging photometry in the 60 - 210 micron wavelength band.

The HERSCHEL Ground Segment is based on a common, object oriented system - the Herschel Common Science System (HCSS), implemented using JAVA technology and an object oriented Database (Versant). We present the PACS Common Software System Architecture as part of the common Ground Segment. The PACS Common Software System (PCSS) base on the HERSCHEL Common Software System (HCSS) written in a common effort by the HERSCHEL Science Center and the three instrument teams.

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