The TolTEC data analysis pipeline and software stack

Zhiyuan Ma, Michael McCrackan, N. S. Denigris, Kamal Souccar, Grant W. Wilson, Paul Horton, Dennis Lee, Philip Mauskopf, Giles Novak, Iván Rodríguez-Montoya, Javier Zaragoza-Cardiel

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4 Scopus citations


TolTEC is a new camera that will shortly be mounted on the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT). It provides simultaneous, polarization-sensitive imaging at wavelengths of 1.1, 1.4 and 2.0 mm through its 7718 Lumped element Kinetic Inductance Detectors (KIDs). The TolTEC data analysis software stack, TolTECA, has been developed to facilitate the data analysis tasks, producing science-ready data products for both the TolTEC legacy surveys and for future principal investigator projects. The software stack consists of a high performance fully parallelized C++ data reduction pipeline engine citlali, and an infrastructural Python package tolteca, which works at the highest level, with many notable features including data product management, a web-based data visualization framework, timely analysis and quick-look tools for on-site observing, and a TolTEC observation simulator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSoftware and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy VI
EditorsJuan C. Guzman, Jorge Ibsen
ISBN (Electronic)9781510636910
StatePublished - 2020
EventSoftware and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy VI 2020 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Dec 14 2020Dec 18 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceSoftware and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy VI 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online


  • Large Millimeter Telescope
  • TolTEC
  • astronomical detectors
  • astronomical instrumentation
  • astronomy data analysis
  • astronomy data reduction
  • astronomy software
  • kinetic inductance detector
  • millimeter astronomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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