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20 October 2004 Quality control and instrument trending for MIDI: First Quality Control and Data Flow Operations Results
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The ESO Data Flow Operations group (also called Quality Control group) is dedicated to look into the performance of the different VLT instruments, to verify the quality of the calibration and scientific data, to control and monitor them on different time scales. At ESO headquarters in Garching, Germany, one QC scientist is dedicated to these tasks for the VLTI instruments: VINCI, MIDI, AMBER, and (eventually) PRIMA. In this paper, we focus on MIDI. In this presentation, we define the tasks of the Quality Control scientist and describe the lessons learned on quality control and instrument trending with the commissioning instrument VINCI. We then illustrate the different aspects of the MIDI Data Flow Operations supported by the QC scientist such as data management issues (data volume, distribution to the community), processing of the data, and data quality control.
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Isabelle Percheron, Pascal Ballester, Cyrus Sabet, Markus Wittkowski, Sebastien Morel, and Andrea Richichi "Quality control and instrument trending for MIDI: First Quality Control and Data Flow Operations Results", Proc. SPIE 5491, New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry, (20 October 2004); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.551183
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