SAX software for data reduction is being developed in two different environments:
XAS (X-ray Astronomy Analysis System) ,
specifically for the PDS,
HPGSPC and MECS
XAS software is being developed at IFCTR/CNR, TESRE/CNR and IFCAI/CNR and is being integrated by SAX/SDC.
In this environment all files are in ascii or XAS format. Programs will be available to convert these files in FITS format.
The dialog with the programs is through runstring and/or envirormental variables.
XAS software will be available for DEC Ultrix 4.3, DEC Unix 3.2, HP-UX 9.01/9.05 and SUN Os 4.1.x operating systems.
FTOOLS, specifically for the LECS,
MECS and WFC
LECS and MECS software are part of the same package (called
share a number of programs. This software is being developed at SSD/ESA,
SAX/SDC and IAS/CNR.
WFC software constitutes a different
package and is being developed at
In this environment all files that are newly created by any of the software moduli are exclusively in FITS format (OGIP compatible).
The dialog with the programs is through runstring and parameter files.