Realistic Simulations for Commissioning

Wednesday 08/16
11:00am - 12:30pm

The DESC is undergoing a set of ever more complex Data Challenges (DCs). In this session we will discuss the Commissioning team’s simulation needs, and also how the DESC could re-target its future DCs to both help inform the commissioning plans while at the same time preparing the collaboration to successfully analyze early data. How can DESC and the Project work best together to help make Commissioning a success?


Short DC2 / DC3 overview (20')
- Current plans and image simulation tools: Chris Walter.
- Realistic atmosphere and optics options in imSim — Aaron Roodman and Josh Meyers

Short Mini-surveys overviews:  Keith Bechtol (15')
- ComCam mini-surveys
- Full camera science validation mini-surveys 

Commissioning wishlist: Chuck Claver and Bo Xin (15')
- Active optics simulation
- Mini Survey simulations

Discussion: All (40')
- Sky model options
- Needed source types
- External datasets
- Validation 
- Extra simulations for commissioning 
- Etc….
- Useful input: DM timeline of functionality - DM Member


Chris Walter
Suggested Audience: 
DESC, and Commissioning team members and other interested parties.