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SAS_TIMECORR

The conversion of Spacecraft-Onboard-Time (OBT) to Mission-Elapsed-Time (MET) tags can use either standard Time Correlation (TCS) data produced in real-time or Reconstructed Time Correlation data (TCX) produced through a reprocessing process designed to eliminate anomalies present in real-time data, stemming from timing issues in the XMM Ground Segment.

The environment variable allows the user to control this in the following manner:

value of SAS_TIMECORR meaning
TCS consider TCS data only; raise error condition if missing from ODF
TCS:TCX first consider TCS data; if missing but TCX is present read TCX data; raise error condition otherwise, i.e. if both are missing
TCX:TCS first consider TCX data; if missing but TCS is present read TCS data; raise error condition otherwise, i.e. if both are missing
TCX consider TCS data only; raise error condition if missing from ODF
If the variable is not set the default behavior is identical to the setting SAS_TIMECORR=TCX:TCS.



XMM-Newton SOC -- 2021-11-30