One of Us: Eduard Masana

Eduard Masana works at the Universitat de Barcelona, Spain. His activity in Gaia is devoted to developing the Gaia System Simulator (GASS), which simulates the telemetry stream generated by the on-board instruments. This telemetry is used, among other things, to check the Global Iterative Solution (GIS) performances or to test compression algorithms. This work is closely related to the Gaia Data Access and Analysis Study (GDAAS), where GIS is being implemented.

Eduard is a core member of the Simulations Working Group. As an astronomer, he works also in the determination of the stellar parameters of dwarf stars.