Monday, April 22, 2013

1304.5456 (J. Bregeon et al.)

Fermi-LAT data reprocessed with updated calibration constants    [PDF]

J. Bregeon, E. Charles, M. Wood for the Fermi-LAT collaboration
Four years into the mission, the understanding of the performance of the Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT) and data analysis have increased enormously since launch. Thanks to a careful analysis of flight data, we were able to trace back some of the most significant sources of systematic uncertainties to using non-optimal calibration constants for some of the detectors. In this paper we report on a major effort within the LAT Collaboration to update these constants, to use them to reprocess the first four years of raw data, and to investigate the improvements observed for low- and high-level analysis. The Pass 7 reprocessed data, also known as P7REP data, are still being validated against the original Pass~7 (P7) data by the LAT Collaboration and should be made public, along with the corresponding instrument response functions, in the spring of 2013.
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