Screening criteria for the HXD data in the version 2.0 processing
2007-08-10 by the HXD team
Screening of unfiltered HXD event files to create cleaned event files
has two steps, as shown in the processing log file
(aeNNNNNNNNN_joblog.html, which is in the "log"
(1)Event selection based on the event grade
(2)Event extraction with the Good Time Intervals (GTIs), in which
several criteria are simultaneously satisfied.
Below we provide the screening criteria adopted in the version 2.0
processing, for users to screen the unfiltered event files by themselves.
Summary of the screening criteria
Selection criteria for each HXD event are summarized in Table 1.
Table 1: Event grade of the HXD
DET_TYPE is determined from GRADE_xxxx columns assigned by the hxdgrade, based on the pulse height, trigger, and hitpattern information of each event. Detailed meanings of GRADE_xxxx are described in the help file of hxdgrade.
Screening criteria to create the GTI file are given in Table 2. The
listed items are related to the HXD data rate, the SAA passages, the
satellite attitude, and the satellite position in orbit. The attitude
sometimes has an offset of a few arcmin to the pointing position, just
after the maneuver.
Table 2: Screening criteria to create Good Time Intervals (GTIs)
||Attitude is controlled in the pointing mode. Time intervals during maneuvers are removed.
(common HK file)
||Distance from the mean pointing position. (in unit of arcmin)
The initial settling period after the maneuver is removed.
(Extended HK file)
|HXD_DTRATE<3 (GSO only)
||Telemetry bit rate (Super High : 0, High : 1, Medium : 2, Low : 3).
Only a portion of GSO data are output to the telemetry
during the data rate "Low".
(HXD HK file)
HXD_HV_W0_CAL>700 && HXD_HV_W1_CAL>700 && HXD_HV_W2_CAL>700 && HXD_HV_W3_CAL>700 &&
HXD_HV_T0_CAL>700 && HXD_HV_T1_CAL>700 && HXD_HV_T2_CAL>700 && HXD_HV_T3_CAL>700
|High voltages from eight HV units are reduced to zero during the SAA passage to avoid the radiation damage of photo-multiplier tubes.
|SAA_HXD==0 && T_SAA_HXD>500 && TN_SAA_HXD>180 && COR>6
||SAA_HXD: Satellite is out of South Atlantic Anomaly (SAA). (0->3: deep)
T_SAA_HXD: Elapsed time after a SAA passage for the HXD. (in unit of seconds)
TN_SAA_HXD: Time to the next SAA passage (seconds).
COR: Cut-Off Rigidity (GV).
(Extended HK file)
||Earth elevation angle.
(in unit of degrees)
|Telemetry is not saturated
||GTI file created by hxdgtigen will be "AND"-ed to above criteria
ISAS/JAXA Department of High Energy Astrophysics
Last Modified: Wednesday, 15-Aug-2007 00:23:24 JST