Figure 5.2 shows the flowchart of the BCD pipeline, starting with the module CVTI2R4. The processing flow takes as input the file raw.fits, which was created from a MIPL (“Multi-Mission Image Processing Laboratory”) file produced at JPL. MIPL files contain a complete telemetry record of the observation. The file raw.fits is a MIPL file whose header has been processed by the module TRANHEAD to a more compact, more readable format.
Figure 5.2 BCD Pipeline Flowchart. The red line indicates a pathway the archive takes, but that is not offered in CUPID. The calibration files shown in dark are produced manually offline. See Section 5.3 for a description of the creation of dark.fits.