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The Swift Data Archive

The HEASARC contains all the information, data, and software needed to make analysis of Swift data by the community straightforward, well-understood, and well-supported. In addition to housing the Swift Archive, all Swift data analysis software (Swift tools in HEADAS) is distributed by the HEASARC. The HEASARC also provides the Web server hosting the SSC Web site. The SSC Web site includes documentation on the software, data files populating the Swift Archive, details of the calibration and how it was arrived at, and information on the GI Program.

For each observation, the Swift Archive will include the TDRSS messages (organized by their unique trigger number) and all Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 FITS files (organized by observation) generated during the final pipeline processing on the data. Calibration data and files are also archived, and served via the CALDB. All archived Swift data will be in FITS format and comply with OGIP standards. GIF and HTML files will also be included for the purposes of previewing data before downloading, or to provide a record of the data processing.

In addition to observations of GRBs and their afterglows each Swift instrument will conduct a sky survey in its wavelength region. The instrument teams are responsible for planning the survey, analyzing the data, and delivering survey data and products to the Swift Archive. The Swift survey data will be organized in the archive according to observation time. The XRT survey is being conducted by Italian Swift Archive Center (ISAC), the BAT survey by the BAT team at GSFC and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), and the UVOT survey by the UVOT team members at Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL).

BAT Survey
The BAT Survey (Baumgartner, et al. 2013, ApJS, 207, 19) will produce the following products.

XRT Survey
The XRT Survey will produce the following products.

UVOT Survey
The UVOT Survey will produce the following products.

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Eleonora Troja 2013-09-03