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Chapter 42
HSP Error Sources and Data Analysis

In This Chapter...

Uncertainty in EXPSTART and EXPEND / 42-1
Disagreement Between PTSRCFLG and SHP / 42-2
Correcting Times in PRISM and STAR-SKY Modes / 42-2
Prism Aperture Calibration / 42-2
VIS Degradation / 42-3
Orbital Period and Ramp / 42-4
SDF Clock Errors / 42-6
Bogus Data Packets / 42-7
Data Echo Problem / 42-7
Expected Accuracies of HSP Data / 42-8
Further Analysis / 42-9
References / 42-9

In this chapter we provide details concerning the accuracies and contributing error sources for a variety of HSP modes, instrumental characteristics, and calibrations. The last section of the chapter presents a bibliography of useful HSP publications referenced in this handbook.



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