March 19, 2021

FAI Quick Look Plot


CASSIOPE SPACECRAFT (Swarm-E)
PROCESSED DATA HANDBOOK

FAI Quick Look Plot

The FAI QL is an mp4 video, which is an amalgamation of all the images taken during an FAI pass. It contains four sections broken into quadrants. The upper left quadrant is the infrared camera image which shows the universal time, the length of the exposure, the FAI operating mode, FAI CCD temperature and just below is the lv0 file title that was used for this snapshot of data. The upper right quadrant is the visible camera image. The bottom left quadrant shows a detailed map of CASSIOPE’s geophysical location, path, field of view and auroral zone. The star is the location of the sub-satellite point, the squares are locations of the past 1-minute intervals, and the X’s are locations of future 1-minute intervals. The field of view of the FAI cameras is shown by a black outline.