INNOVIM Software Developer Trisha Doyle publishes paper and poster for SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation, 2022, Montréal, Québec, Canada

XRISM (X-Ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission), with the Resolve high-resolution spectrometer and the Xtend wide-field imager on-board, is designed to build on the successes of the abbreviated Hitomi mission to address outstanding astrophysical questions using high resolution X-ray spectroscopy. In preparation for launch, the XRISM Science Data Center (SDC) is constructing and testing an integrated and automated system for data transfer and processing based upon the Hitomi framework, introducing improvements informed by previous experience and internal collaboration. The XRISM pipeline ingests FITS files transferred from Japan that contain data converted from spacecraft telemetry, processes (calibrates and screens) the data, creates data products, and transfers data and metadata used to populate data archives in the U.S. and Japan. Improvement and rigorous testing of the system are conducted from the single-task level through fully-integrated levels. We provide an overview of the XRISM pipeline system, with a focus on the data processing, and how new and improved documentation and testing are creating accessible and effective software tools for future XRISM data.–connecting-continents-processes-testing/10.1117/12.2629103.short?SSO=1