The CALorimeter Electron Telescope (CALET) ground data handling and processing system

T. Gregory Guzik, Louisiana State University


During a five year mission starting in 2014 the CALET space experiment, under development by collaborators in Japan, Italy and the United States, will study electrons to 20 TeV, gamma rays to 10 TeV and nuclei with Z=1 to 40 up to ∼1,000 TeV. The primary goals of the CALET mission include investigating possible nearby sources of high energy electrons, studying the details of galactic particle propagation and searching for dark matter signatures. During the entire course of the mission it is anticipated that CALET will generate about 3.25 gigabytes of cosmic ray particle data every day for use in investigating the science goals. This presentation summarizes the collaboration plans for the handling and processing of CALET data on a routine basis, analysis of these data into science results, and archiving appropriate CALET data products.