18 July 2014 BASKET on-board software library
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The University of Vienna is a provider of on-board data processing software with focus on data compression, such as used on board the highly successful Herschel/PACS instrument, as well as in the small BRITE-Constellation fleet of cube-sats. Current contributions are made to CHEOPS, SAFARI and PLATO. The effort was taken to review the various functions developed for Herschel and provide a consolidated software library to facilitate the work for future missions. This library is a shopping basket of algorithms. Its contents are separated into four classes: auxiliary functions (e.g. circular buffers), preprocessing functions (e.g. for calibration), lossless data compression (arithmetic or Rice coding) and lossy reduction steps (ramp fitting etc.). The "BASKET" has all functionality that is needed to create an on-board data processing chain. All sources are written in C, supplemented by optimized versions in assembly, targeting popular CPU architectures for space applications. BASKET is open source and constantly growing
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Armin Luntzer, Roland Ottensamer, Franz Kerschbaum, "BASKET on-board software library", Proc. SPIE 9152, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III, 91522S (18 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056525; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056525

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