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The table below details the expected interface (transport medium, data format etc.) for WFCAM data transport between JAC and CASU.

Version number: 1.2
Version date: 3-Oct-2003
Latest change: Updated File format description and signed JAC off on it
Mailing list on update: adamson, hirst, pickup, irwin, lewis, casali, economou, rees, jenness


Agreed

Item Current JAC CASU UKATC
Action to Resolve

Transfer medium

Ultrium-1 Tape
y
y
y
n/a

FITS header

Current version (1.1 - author A.Pickup) y
y
y
Under discussion between UKATC, CASU and JAC

File format

Four standard multi-extension FITS format files -- one for each detector. The PHU of each file will contain observing protocol and site specific information. The image extension will contain the image raster as well as header information that is detector specific. CASU will provide software to do the conversion from JAC's native HDS format and to validate the header contents.
y
y
n/a
JAC to discuss with CASU following hardware review


Document date: 24-Jan-2003
Document author: A Adamson
Latest Date: 03-Oct-2003
Latest author: A Adamson

















Contact: Watson P. Varricatt. Updated: Fri May 25 10:34:58 HST 2007

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