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Paper: MAXI Software System: Photon Event Database
Volume: 314, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XIII
Page: 452
Authors: Negoro, H.; Kohama, M.; Mihara, T.; Kuramata, N.; Tomida, H.; Ueno, S.; Katayama, H.; Matsuoka, M.; Serino, Y.; Kawai, N.; Arakuni, T.; Yoshida, A.
Abstract: MAXI is an X-ray all-sky monitor loaded onto the Japanese Experiment Module of the International Space Station (ISS) from 2008. MAXI monitors more than 103 X-ray sources, and provides quasi-real-time data of, for instance, AGN variability and X-ray Novae through the internet. Each X-ray event is stored into the MAXI databases on the ground as a single data record. As a result, the databases contain more than 100 Giga records with ~ 0.2 - 1 TB in 2 years mission life. We have just built this first huge 'photon event' database for low-speed Mil-1553b interface data.
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