PSM: Planck Sky Model
Abstract: The Planck Sky Model (PSM) is a global representation of the multi-component sky at frequencies ranging from a few GHz to a few THz. It summarizes in a synthetic way as much of our present knowledge as possible of the GHz sky. PSM is a complete and versatile set of programs and data that can be used for the simulation or the prediction of sky emission in the frequency range of typical CMB experiments, and in particular of the Planck sky mission. It was originally developed as part of the activities of Planck component separation Working Group (or "Working Group 2" - WG2), and of the ADAMIS team at APC.
PSM gives users the opportunity to investigate the model in some depth: look at its parameters, visualize its predictions for all individual components in various formats, simulate sky emission compatible with a given parameter set, and observe the modeled sky with a synthetic instrument. In particular, it makes possible the simulation of sky emission maps as could be plausibly observed by Planck or other CMB experiments that can be used as inputs for the development and testing of data processing and analysis techniques.
Credit: Mark Ashdown, Jonathan Aumont, Carlo Baccigalupi, Anthony Banday, Soumen Basak, Jean-Philippe Bernard, Marc Betoule, François Bouchet, Guillaume Castex, Dave Clements, Antonio Da Silva, Gianfranco De Zotti, Jacques Delabrouille, Clive Dickinson, Fabrice Dodu, Klaus Dolag, Franz Elsner, Lauranne Fauvet, Gilles Faÿ, Giovanna Giardino, Joaquin Gonzalez-Nuevo, Maude le Jeune, Samuel Leach, Julien Lesgourgues, Michele Liguori, Juan Macias, Marcella Massardi, Sabino Matarrese, Pasquale Mazzotta, Jean-Baptiste Melin, Marc-Antoine Miville-Deschênes, Ludovic Montier, Sylvain Mottet, Roberta Paladini, Bruce Partridge, Rocco Piffaretti, Gary Prézeau, Simon Prunet, Sara Ricciardi, Matthieu Roman, Bjorn Schaefer, Luigi Toffolatti