High Level Data Analysis Tools
Another task of MICE is to develop high level data analysis tools to be plugged at the end of the imager branch of the general STScI pipeline. Those tools need to be built from a combination of the instrument design plus the results of test data analysis. They will, therefore, only mature once test data had been fully analysed. Not only MICE will watch over this test data analysis and their results, but the MICE will also keep track of the developments of the various software pieces and understand their functionality and interconnection.
Specific work packages, for example the derivation of parameters for ghosts in the imager data, the analysis and modeling of the flat field structure in the imager and in the low resolution spectrometer, the study of the background subtraction, and the issues related to the astrometry, will be especifically studied by the IPWG; the results will be compared and discussed within the EC.
Although the work has been distributed it needs to be coordinated to avoid both duplication and missing items. MICE members were not only included in the MIRI Test Team but also in the IPWG and as such play an active role in these discussions as for taking relevant decisions. High level imager data handling tools (e.g. for instance images deconvolution, background filtering, mapping, etc.. for the imager) are also under the responsibility of MICE.
High level coronagraphs data handling tools are being built by, and under the responsibility of, the CWG at STScI: several MICE members belong to this working group and as such must be sure to not only discuss and propose solutions but also to get well acquainted with these tools in order to help the community.
Many project are underway or already accomplished. For instance :
Exoplanets transits: data analysis.
SN 1987A observed with MIRI.
Programs & Projects Accomplishments
The following tables contain a record of program and project accomplishments since 2015 (source from NASA)
Meetings and Conferences
All meetings and conferences inspired by or relevant to JWST and MIRI