BEXCO - Room F(201/202/203/204)
[CRI030] The Data Processor System of EUSO-SPB
We will present the Data Processor (DP) and the flight software of EUSO-SPB. The EUSO-SPB experiment is a pathfinder mission of the EUSO program having as main objective to detect Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays (UHECR) by measuring, for the first time from the space, the fluorescence and the Cerenkov light produced by the interaction of the particle with the nuclei of the Earth’s atmosphere. The instrument is a telescope of smaller dimension respect to the one designed for the ISS, mounted on an unpressurized gondola of a super pressure pumpkin balloon. It is in the final integration phase at the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility of Wanaka Airport (New Zealand). The launch is expected in March or April 2017. The super pressure pumpkin balloon will remain airborne up to 100 days. Such a long duration makes more severe the requirements on the DP which is the component of the electronics system performing the data handling, the monitoring as well as the controlling of the instrument from ground through the interface with the telemetry system.