WFCAM/VISTA Science Archive development at WFAU is part of the VISTA Data Flow System project. The VDFS is a co-ordinated roadmap providing management and resources for pipeline processing and science archiving development for WFCAM and VISTA. Project management for VDFS is supported by the UK ATC - follow that link for related project management information. The early phase science archive system for VDFS was developed for WFCAM, a large format camera for the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope located on Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii. Hence, the first phase VDFS science archive is known as the WFCAM Science Archive, or WSA. Subsequent phases of development of the VDFS science archive system are being developed for VISTA, a dedicated 4m-class infrared survey telescope. These pages also document the development of that archive system, the VISTA Science Archive, or VSA.
Source code documentation is available here; CASU pipeline processing FDR documentation is available here.
Report from the FDR review panel
Earlier WSA-specific documentation versions are available below.
Pipeline processing requirements
Science archive requirements
WFCAM Science Archive usage examples
Curation use cases for the WSA
Report from the CDR review panel
Previous issues of design documentation.
Source code documentation
Miscellaneous documents (including conference papers)
WFCAM Science Archive
The SuperCOSMOS Science Archive (SSA)
Cambridge Astronomy Survey Unit (CASU) WFCAM/UKIDSS page
SLOAN Digital Sky Survey science archive homepage
ESO Next Generation Archive System homepage
ASTRO-WISE: Astronomical Wide-field Imaging System for Europe
UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS)
SuperCOSMOS Sky Survey
SuperCOSMOS H-alpha Survey
Cambridge Astronomy Survey Unit (CASU) general web pages
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