OVERVIEW OF THE KEPLER SCIENCE PROCESSING PIPELINE

@article{Jenkins2010OVERVIEWOT,
  title={OVERVIEW OF THE KEPLER SCIENCE PROCESSING PIPELINE},
  author={Jon M. Jenkins and Douglas A. Caldwell and Hema Chandrasekaran and Joseph D. Twicken and Stephen T. Bryson and Elisa V. Quintana and Bruce D. Clarke and J. Li and Christopher D.C. Allen and Peter Tenenbaum and Hayley Wu and Todd C. Klaus and Christopher K. Middour and Miles T. Cote and Sean D. McCauliff and Forrest R. Girouard and Jay P. Gunter and Bill Wohler and Jeneen Sommers and Jennifer R. Hall and Kamal Uddin and Michael S. Wu and Paresh A. Bhavsar and Jeffrey Edward van Cleve and David L. Pletcher and Jessie Dotson and Michael R. Haas and Ronald L. Gilliland and David G. Koch and William J. Borucki},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  year={2010},
  volume={713},
  pages={L87 - L91}
}
The Kepler Mission Science Operations Center (SOC) performs several critical functions including managing the ∼156,000 target stars, associated target tables, science data compression tables and parameters, as well as processing the raw photometric data downlinked from the spacecraft each month. The raw data are first calibrated at the pixel level to correct for bias, smear induced by a shutterless readout, and other detector and electronic effects. A background sky flux is estimated from ∼4500… 

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