Published by the University of Chicago Press for the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems edition:18 location:Québec City, QC, Canada date:2-5 November 2008
ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory, to be launched in 2009, is the first space observatory covering the full far-infrared and sub-millimeter wavelength range (60 - 670 μm). The Photodetector Array Camera & Spectrometer (PACS) is one of the three science instruments. It employs two Ge:Ga photoconductor arrays and two bolometer arrays to perform integral field spectroscopy and imaging photometry in the 60 - 210 μm wavelength band. The interactive PACS Spectrometer and Photometer (Wieprecht et al. 2009) Data Reduction Pipeline is integrated in the Herschel Data Processing System. The DP is implemented using Java technology and written in a common effort by the HERSCHEL Science Center (HSC) and the three instrument teams. We overview the concept and status of the PACS Spectrometer Data Reduction Pipeline. Additionally, we address the instrument mode-dependent data processing and the definition of the products of the different processing levels. Finally, we show first results by applying the pipeline on flight model instrument level test data.