9 August 2016 WEBSIM-COMPASS: a new generation scientific instrument simulator for the E-ELT
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We present a new scientific instrument simulator dedicated to the E-ELT named WEBSIM-COMPASS, and developed in the frame of the COMPASS project. This simulator builds on the previous series of WEBSIM simulators developed during the ESO E-ELT Design Reference Mission and Instrument Phase A studies. The WEBSIM-COMPASS observations simulator consists in a web interface coupled to an IDL code, which allows the user to perform end-to-end simulations of all E-ELT optical/NIR imagers and spectrographs foreseen for the future 39m European Extremely Large Telescope, i.e., MICADO, HARMONI, and MOSAIC. The simulation pipeline produces fake simulations in FITS format that mimic the result of a data reduction pipeline with perfectly extracted/reduced data. We give a functional description of this new simulator, emphasizing the new functionalities and current developments, and present science cases simulated used as test cases.
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M. Puech, M. Puech, Y. Yang, Y. Yang, I. Jégouzo, I. Jégouzo, O. Marchal, O. Marchal, K. Disseau, K. Disseau, M. Paillous, M. Paillous, M. Rodrigues, M. Rodrigues, S. Taburet, S. Taburet, Y. Clénet, Y. Clénet, D. Gratadour, D. Gratadour, H. Flores, H. Flores, F. Hammer, F. Hammer, "WEBSIM-COMPASS: a new generation scientific instrument simulator for the E-ELT", Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 99089P (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232423; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232423
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